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On 14th June we welcomed around 150 guests from all four Humber local authority areas to Melton for our first partners conference. Among them were representatives from the NHS, Humberside Police, local councils, education, Youth Justice Service, Probation, the voluntary and community sector and many more.

We had a couple of key aims for the conference. Not least to mark the first anniversary of the Humber Violence Prevention Partnership (VPP) being formed – an opportunity to introduce the partnership, and to raise awareness and understanding of the VPP.

Having examined local data relating to serious violence, we know what and where most of our local issues are. As a partnership, we now need to know how to work together to respond to the challenges we face. We have been working to develop a framework of what our local response should be. The conference provided the opportunity to share the framework, collating feedback from the vast wealth of expertise in the room, to shape a strategy that will achieve our ultimate goal of preventing violence across our area.

Delegates enjoyed presentations on a variety of subjects including the public health approach to tackling violence, a Trauma Informed approach, examples of projects already delivering in the Humber and beyond – and how we can best collaborate to share data amongst our agency partners.

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