About VCP

VCPB is an independent body focused on the cause, effect and prevention of violent crime in the United Kingdom.

It is often assumed that to prevent crime, organisations should focus on the age-group committing the majority of offences, however, we believe the focus should be on families and communities, not just individuals.

Empowering individuals and communities

By working with police, local authorities, government, communities, faith leaders and many others, we work to bring a comprehensive approach towards tackling violent crime, one that can more effectively and sustainably identify the root causes of issues leading to violent crime.

We focus on empowering individuals and communities, ‘lighting a candle rather than cursing the darkness’ and facilitating solutions. VCP celebrates the many successes that young people achieve every day and works closely with young people and communities in the United Kingdom to prevent violent crime. VCP aims to provide these communities with a voice, opportunities, and role models, in order to inspire success.

A massive thank you to all of the creative students and staff at Middlesex University London for their efforts in creating this amazing short film for us

Champions of society

An aspirational nation

We recognise that there are some very deep seated issues within society that contribute to what we see in the media’s presentation as ‘anarchy’. However, we know that for every piece of bad news, there are hundreds of excellent stories about the success and achievements of individuals and communities that are often overlooked. 

Alongside our work around violent crime we believe in celebrating the champions within our society, as such the VCPB will showcase the positive news in our communities to ensure there is a balance of information.

Welcome Statement from Chair

On behalf of the Violent Crime Prevention Board, I would like to welcome you to our new website.  As a team we have spent the last few months refocusing our attention on improving our website to ensure our visitors get valuable information quickly.  We listened to the community and based on those discussions; we are providing an easy use platform with a repository of information.  Resources are provided to aid our collaborative and collective approach to preventing violent crime in London and across the UK.

We are using the website to map information and service providers that may not be known by statutory services; yet are producing extraordinary outcomes that engage and support young people and families.   We have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many individuals who volunteer and are working hard to keep young people engaged in education and extra-curricular activities; we are promoting them.

This is an opportunity for organisations that are delivering similar services to connect and synergise ideas to support their efforts.  This actualises our ethos based on the ancient African proverb “It takes a whole village to raise a child”, which means the responsibility of raising a child does not lie with the parents alone, but with the extended family and ourselves, the whole community working together.

What’s new?  We are communicating more frequently through the website and social media and I am very excited that we will also be promoting funding opportunities as we become aware of them and where possible, support organisations to access resources to aid their cause.

We will use the VCP website as a platform to give voice and support the work that the community is delivering through research.  This can help bolster our efforts to implement changes that aid our aim; to prevent violent crime through our Vision to Champion Progress.

Dr Angela Herbert MBE
Chair of the Violent Crime Prevention Board

Our Board

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.

VCPB: Stategy a Vision to Champion Progress

Our Work in Detail

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.

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.

Getting Involved

To find out more about VCPB, or how you can be involved in our work, contact us today.

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