11 April 2019
The Home Office is currently consulting on tackling serious violence in England and Wales.
They suggest that this requires a multi-agency approach involving a range of partners and agencies such as education, health, social services, housing, youth and victim services, offender management and others.
Action should be guided by evidence of the problems and what works in tackling their root causes.
The consultation paper sets out options for supporting a multi-agency or ‘public health’ approach including options for the introduction of a new legal duty and a non-legislative option for partners to work together voluntarily to prevent and tackle serious violence.
The BPS is looking to its members for comment and input to allow us to make a strong response.
Further information about the consultation process
Access the consultation document
Send your comments to [email protected] using the form below.
The deadline for responses is Thursday the 16th of May.