Serious Violence Duty

The Serious Violence Duty was introduced by the Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

Our definition of Serious Violence recognises the complexity of violence, with a focus on all incidents (including domestic violence) that cause serious harm. It also focuses on other offending that drives violence, so currently includes organised criminality and child exploitation.

The Duty requires organisations to work together to share information, analyse local situations and come up with solutions, including the publication of an annual strategy to prevent and reduce serious violence on a local basis.

The Duty is a multi-agency public health approach to understanding the drivers and impacts of serious violence, as such it looks to link Local Authorities, the Police, Fire and rescue services, justice organisations and health bodies in order to focus on the prevention and early intervention of serious violence.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s Community Safety Partnership has developed our Local Response Plan in line with the requirements of the Serious Violence Duty and are working to implement this in conjunction with the Violence Reduction Partnership across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

This plan can be viewed at the Violence Reduction Partnership’s website within the South Nottingham Serious Violence Response plan(Opens in a New Window).

The partnership has produced a Serious Violence Strategy, setting out how we will work together to reduce serious violence in the borough. This is available at the Violence Reduction Partnership’s website(Opens in a New Window).

Broxtowe Borough Council are committed to ensuring the security of all of our residents and aim through this initiative to help prevent and reduce incidents of serious violence and make sure Broxtowe stays a safe place to live.

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