Humber VPP

Reducing violence
in the humber region

The Humber Violence Prevention Partnership (VPP) exists to lead and co-ordinate the local response to preventing and reducing Serious Violence through a public health approach. It is one of 20 Home Office-funded Violence Reduction Units across England and Wales.

The Humber VPP was launched in July 2022 - Content will be added to this site as the Partnership develops

Who we are

The Humber VPP started work in summer 2022 and currently includes the Police and Crime Commissioner, Humberside Police, the four Humber Council authorities, Youth Offending Teams, the local NHS Integrated Care Board, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and the Probation Service.

Over the coming months, the partnership will be analysing the local drivers of serious violence, commissioning interventions and improving data sharing between agencies.

“This is the start of a long-term project to tackle and prevent violent crime in our communities. The partnership will seek to identify the root causes of violence and adopt an approach to understanding the factors which lead people to commit violence, whether in the home or the community, and work with them to address their behaviour. It is important that we work to prevent violence from occurring at all, so educational programmes will be developed to engage with young people to steer them away from committing violent crime in the first place. I’m looking forward to seeing our first projects being commissioned and starting work in the near future.”

Jonathan Evison - Police and Crime Commissioner

Our work

Some of the programmes the partnership will be commissioning in the first year include:

  • list itemSports programmes and other positive activities to prevent young people from being drawn into crime.
  • list itemProactive engagement with young people where they gather in groups to signpost them to support and positive activities.
  • list itemMental health support aimed at children and young people displaying disruptive and risky behaviours, to avoid them escalating.
  • list itemTargeted campaigns to raise public awareness of issues linked to serious violence.
  • list itemTraining for delivery partners to ensure their activities are trauma-informed and do not re-traumatise young people who have had previous adverse experiences.
  • list itemSocial skills training for children of primary school age to encourage positive behavioural outcomes.
  • list itemProgrammes for young people on the verge of entering the criminal justice system who require intensive support to change their harmful behaviours.

Contact us

For any more information please email HumberVPP at

Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Humberside Police NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Office of Health Improvement & Disparities Hull City Council East Riding of East Yorkshire Council North East Lincolnshire Council North Lincolnshire Council