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Mayor of Greater Manchester hosts roundtable as part of drive to tackle serious violence, as VRU receives funding for three more years

Professionals and community representatives from across Greater Manchester have vowed to tackle knife-crime and serious violence at a roundtable event hosted by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. Chaired by Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor, the event held today (Friday 1 April) is part of an ongoing commitment to work in partnership with […]

Funding boost for Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit – three more years working to tackle serious violence

Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has been allocated funding for the next three years, subject to a successful application, which will enable the pioneering initiative to continue to prevent violence in the city-region. The Government has today (Friday 1 April) announced a provisional amount of £5.86m for the year 2022/23, £4.3m for year two […]

Video stresses #SpeakingOutCouldSaveALife following fatal stabbings

Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has launched a new video as part of its ongoing work with partners to reduce violence in the city-region. It follows three tragic fatal stabbings of young people in Greater Manchester in recent weeks. The short video is aimed at young people, parents and teachers, and is one of […]

Mayor of Greater Manchester joins high school students for Gender-Based Violence workshop

Workshop held to educate boys aged 11-16 about how attitudes and behaviours lead to all forms of violence. Students were shown #IsThisOK video developed to tackle sexual harassment of women and girls in public spaces. Mayor of Greater Manchester leading campaign as part of city-region’s 10-year Gender-Based Violence Strategy. Violence prevention experts from Greater Manchester’s […]

The Social Switch Project piloted in Salford

Four schools in Salford – Salford City Academy, Irlam and Cadishead Academy, The Albion Academy and, Buile Hill Academy – have joined a pilot of The Social Switch Project, a multi-layered social media education programme that aims to empower and educate frontline practitioners in online behaviour and support young people to live pro-social and harm […]

Success of hospital Navigators in Greater Manchester, sees project expanded

Launched in May 2021, the Greater Manchester Navigator Project works with young people aged 10-25, to help them to cope and recover from their experience of violence and assist with access to local support networks to prevent the potential of further violence. Initially rolled out in four hospitals across Greater Manchester (Royal Bolton Hospital, Salford […]

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