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We believe that all communities across Merseyside have the right to be free from violence in order to provide the best life chances for all.


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Helping Merseyside people to stay safe during these difficult times is a key priority for the VRP. We understand that the Coronavirus has imposed a particularly challenging time upon some people, including young people. Other risks have emerged for some, too. In response to this, we continue to work closely with partners to ensure you have access to good and useful information that can help you to protect yourself – and others – to mitigate the impact of COVID 19.
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Welcome to Merseyside VRP


Merseyside’s Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) is helping the government to deliver its Serious Violence Strategy, (published in 2018), in response to national increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide.

In total, 18 Violence Reduction Units (VRUs) were established across England and Wales and ours is one of them; we renamed ours because we believe the word ‘partnership’ reflects the way we work and approach this challenge. We received £3.37m to support Merseyside’s efforts to make our communities safer and healthier.

The VRP brings together Merseyside police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, local government, National Probation Service and the county’s Youth Offending Service, health and education professionals, community leaders and other key partners.

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