WHO WE ARE
VISION AND VALUES
We aim to...
- Tackle the causes of serious violence in Merseyside
- Reduce serious violence in Merseyside and particularly youth violence in public spaces
- Identify suitable responses to prevent violence before it becomes a part of someone’s life
- Provide opportunities for young people to fulfil their life chances away from the impact of violence and crime
- Ensure our response is bespoke to the challenges in each area of the county
WHAT WE DO
ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
Now a well-established model of addressing and understanding childhood trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) informs a way of looking at how the trauma can have negative, lasting effects on health and wellbeing.
The VRP is committed to raising awareness about subjects related to reducing serious violence in Merseyside. Their campaigns are a regular feature to their work and they are produced with the ambition to provide the best life chances for all, believing everyone has the right to be free from violence.
Working with young people is integral to the success of the VRP, and listening to what young people have to say and what they aspire to and want, is a significant feature in our community engagement work (what we do).
MEDICS AGAINST VIOLENCE
Formerly called ‘navigators’, the youth workers deployed in the A&E department at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital explore the opportunity to support victims, and in some cases perpetrators, of violence to evaluate the success of long-term intervention work.
Merseyside VRP supports the critical need to pay attention to young people who incline towards reoffending. So by working with our VRP partners, we aim to find ways of identifying the reasons why – and how – to reduce patterns of offending.