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The Humber Violence Prevention Partnership delivered its first Data Sharing and Analytics conference on the 7th of September at the University of Hull. The event attracted approximately 60 people, from partner organisations linked either to the VPP or Serious Violence Duty.

The morning session consisted of presentations, including an input on the Serious Violence Duty and VPP strategy by the VPP director Richard Kendell, a reflective piece on Data Analytics the progression as one of the original VRU areas by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Violence Reduction Network by Beth Grewcock, demystifying data sharing by the Information Commissioner’s Office, an input by Professor Stan Gilmour, with the morning session concluded by Mandy Bennet and Katie Norfolk, with initial findings from the VPP commissioned data sharing consultancy and the East Riding’s response to the Serious Violence Duty.

In the afternoon session, participants were given the choice to attended workshops on data analytics or data sharing. This workshop assisted in achieving the 4 outcomes for the day which were:

  1. To promote the work of the VPP and requirements under the Serious Violence Duty
  2. To empower peer to peer networking and discussions.
  3. To enable a data sharing culture by removing blockers and promoting solutions.
  4. To assist in the development of analytical frameworks in respect of:
  1. How to better identity those at risk of involvement in Serious Violence;
  2. How to improve the VPP injury Surveillance;
  3. How to best evaluate the impact of the VPP has on Serious Violence.

Feedback from the event has been largely positive and analysis of feedback is currently underway to establish next steps. However, a likely outcome from the conference will be to create a Data Ethics group to reduce the barriers to effective data sharing and a Data Analytics forum, to promote best practice.

If you would like to hear more about this this work, please contact We are especially interested in hearing from people working in an educational setting.

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