Empower, Inspire, Drive

We believe that every citizen has a right to feel safe in their community, that’s why we work with leaders, faith-groups, young people, police and key service providers to promote character, conflict resolution and resilience in communities. Together, we’re better.

Welcome to our new website, we would welcome any / all feedback

VCPB Awards 2021

To learn more about the 2nd VCPB awards 2021 and how you can vote for those people who make a difference visit;  http://sociapreneur.com/awards2021

The winners of the VCPB Awards 2020 share their stories since receiving  their award. 

Outstanding Contribution: Danny Coyle & Newman College

Positive Impact on Youth and Education: StreetDoctors

Popular Influencer: Dr Holly Powell-Jones (Online Media Law UK)

Inspirational Person Over 18: Safiyyah Patel, The Body People

Inspirational Person Under 18: Sam-Jay Robinson (A young author  No Dad Big Deal)

Leading Social Change and Innovation: Bob Singha (A trainer of young transformational coaches)

Championing Social Wellbeing: Naked Truth Agency

Waltham Forest Community Hub, Jose Foundation and A Fairer Chance.

Our Themes

Crime isn’t caused by any one thing, so we focus on eight core themes, each one addresses the main contributory factors of violent crime and fills an identified communications gap. The themes our board covers are, youth, parents & family, stop & search, education, health and wellbeing, faith, community growth and policing. 

Download our strategic plan for 2020-23

Working with all young people, including those affected by violent crime

Parents & Family

Access to support services, mentoring & guidance for carers

Find out about funding opportunities for community initiatives

Health & Wellbeing

Providing specialist advice and consultation on health-based approaches to preventing knife crime


Support for families and teachers working with vulnerable young people to keep them in education


Connect and engage to strengthen relationships between the faith communities to join up opportunities to collaborate

Community Policing

Working in partnership to strengthen relationships between the community and police

Police & Youth Engagement
Practical advice around Stop & Search Procedures


United Borders Awards Ceremony

Recognising the achievements of many The United Borders award ceremony was a spectacular event.  The inspirational stories of the young people and their creativity through their music were a testament to the progress that they have made. This youth programme based in North West London brings young people together through

Read More

VCPB Event – A Support for New Businesses

A business event with a difference welcomed successful entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs. The VCPB event organised by Gisela Abbam was a great success and was well attended.   The virtual event held on the 14th July 2021,  brought together great icons of Black business and those who inspire others to build

Read More

Approaches to Violence Reduction

July 2019

On 16th April 2019, we hosted a working breakfast conference that included young people, community leaders, practitioners, police, and policy-makers at the Renaissance Hotel, Kings Cross. The conference primarily focused upon listening to the voices of young people and those impacted by violence, who constituted the majority of those present. 

The discussion explored the underlying issues causing violent crime and proposed solutions. These issues are complex and are examined across various themes such as health, faith and third-sector, families, youth, education and stop-and search. We want these results to constitute an important contribution to the debate around violent crime for the community and policy-makers.

Get Involved

The VCPB is always seeking to engage with partners to improve outcomes for our young people to help them achieve their dreams and aspirations.  Please get in touch

We Are Social

Follow us on Social Media and keep up to date with our latest reports, letters  and events, as well as insight into our work and organisation-related news.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.