Tackling violence against women and girls strategy (easy read version)

Added: 21/11/2021 Category: Diversity, Violence, Violence against Women and Girls

Crimes of violence against women and girls include rape and other sexual offences. Stalking, domestic abuse, ‘honour-based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation, forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’, ‘upskirting’ and many others.

Tackling violence against women and girls strategy

Added: 18/11/2021 Category: Diversity, Violence, Violence against Women and Girls

Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable, preventable issue which blights the lives of millions. Crimes of violence against women and girls are many and varied. They include rape and other sexual offences, stalking, domestic abuse, ‘honour- based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation and forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’ and ‘upskirting’, as well as many others. While different types of violence against women and girls have their own distinct causes and impacts on victims and survivors, what these crimes share is that they disproportionately affect women and girls.

Unsocial Spaces

Added: 01/10/2021 Category: Domestic Abuse, Violence, Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Domestic abuse is getting ‘smarter’. When Refuge first started work 50 years ago, domestic abuse was widely thought of as black eyes and broken bones. The reality for women now is that domestic abuse can take many different, insidious forms. One of those is tech abuse – where perpetrators use technology to harass, stalk, intimidate and control women.

Beating Crime Plan

Added: 27/07/2021 Category: Violence, Youth Justice

The Beating Crime Plan sets out our strategic approach to cutting crime: cutting homicide, serious violence and neighbourhood crime; exposing and ending hidden harms; and building capability and capacity to deal with fraud and online crime.

Still not safe

Added: 06/02/2021 Category: Drugs, Violence

This report shows that the vast majority of Local Authorities do not have a sufficient grip on the drivers for youth violence in their areas, nor do they have a cogent strategy to reduce risk factors in vulnerable cohorts. Most were not tracking local school exclusions – widely acknowledged as a trigger for a significant escalation of risk for children. Drug misuse is also a key risk factor for gang exploitation, however the numbers of children accessing drug treatment has fallen by 41% nationally.

Youth Violence Commission Final Report

Added: 17/07/2020 Category: Professionalism, Violence

Since the production of this report in March 2020, the world has faced the unprecedented threat of COVID-19. In light of this unique situation, we felt it was important to add an addendum to our original report addressing the impact of COVID-19 and implications for our findings and recommendations.

Securing a brighter future: The role of youth services in tackling knife crime

Added: 11/03/2020 Category: Politics, Violence

Serious violence has doubled, and too many young people are dying on our streets. While enforcement will always be a key part of our response to this epidemic, there is clear evidence that Government investment can achieve better outcomes if it prioritises preventing violence at its roots – such as investment in youth services – than dealing with its consequences.

Lives, not Knives: Young People’s perspectives on knife crime

Added: 27/02/2020 Category: Violence

New report from Nacro calls for action on youth knife crime crisis as cautions and convictions for carrying knives in England and Wales reach record highs. A new report from social justice charity, Nacro, reveals that young people believe fear is the main reason behind carrying knives, and that tougher penalties and longer prison sentences do not deter young people from carrying knives.

Our Generation’s Epidemic: Knife Crime

Added: 14/02/2020 Category: Violence, Weapons

Knife crime affects people of all ages and backgrounds across the country, and all too often both perpetrator and victim are young people. However, throughout our inquiry we heard evidence that a young person’s risk of getting involved in knife crime is dramatically different between different groups of young people. Young people who for example experience mental health issues, adverse childhood experiences, have learning difficulties, live in poverty or are excluded from school are more likely to be vulnerable to involvement in knife crime.

Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines

Added: 08/11/2018 Category: County Lines, Drugs, Violence

This guidance outlines what county lines (and associated criminal exploitation) is, signs to look for in potential victims, and what to do about it. It does not provide information about the entirety of the county lines issue. The document is a supplement to an organisation’s existing safeguarding policies, to help identify and protect those exploited through this criminal activity.