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New pilot project supports men on probation to build family relationships and break the cycle of crime

Stepping Up is a relationships and parenting programme jointly commissioned by Greater Manchester Probation Service and the Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit. The project is delivered by TLC: Talk, Listen, Change; a national relationships charity based in Trafford. Launched in July 2023, the 6-month pilot works across four areas of Greater Manchester – Oldham, Rochdale, […]

Positive Relationships training delivered across Greater Manchester

In January 2022, the Violence Reduction Unit commissioned Dignifi to design a bespoke training course that specifically explored the impacts of growing up around domestic violence. Dignifi worked with Lived Experience Consultants and Research Associates to design a bespoke course that covered the following modules; Developmental trauma Experiencing domestic abuse in childhood Long-term impact of […]

The second UniteHER event raises aspirations of young women and creates relationships between girls and professionals from across Greater Manchester

21 girls aged 10-16 years old from across Greater Manchester attended the second UniteHER on the 17th June 2023 at Bridgehall Primary School in Stockport, supported by Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit, England Netball and Active Communities Experiences. Designed to build relationships and trust with services, the girls were joined by professionals including youth workers, […]

Extra-Familial Harm & Child Exploitation Conference

Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit, Greater Manchester Complex Safeguarding Hub, and programme Challenger co-hosted the Children’s Society Event 2023. The event focused on sharing best practice around exploitation and extra-familial harm at both local and national levels and providing interactive sessions for staff across disciplines. The first half of the event explored big advances in […]

Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit ‘I am Greater’ Campaign Shortlisted for Prolific North Creative Awards 2023

The ‘I am Greater’ campaign, launched in May 2021, encourages young people to be greater than violence by thinking about their hopes and aspirations for the future. As part of this, young people are encouraged to be ‘active bystanders’, who act when they witness low-level negative behaviours, such as negative language, to stop violence before […]

WATCH: Media Cubs mini reporters interview Deputy Mayor

Students from Lostock High School in Stretford collaborated with Media Cubs to hold their very own press conference with Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor for policing, crime, criminal justice, and fire. The press conference was part of the VRU’s partnership with Media Cubs, helping to give young people in the region the chance to ask big questions […]

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