Established in 2019 and funded by the Home Office, our aim is to reduce the number of people affected by Serious Violence across the Thames Valley, working with our communities.

We are a partnership body supported by a central programme team. We bring together representation from policing, local authority community safety, children’s services and social care, prisons and probation, education, youth offending and the voluntary and community sector.

Areas we cover

Our partnership covers the large and diverse Thames Valley area. Through our core programme team, we provide strategic leadership, coordination and training and support the local response to Serious Violence under the umbrella of the Serious Violence Duty.

We work with nine separate local partnerships which are consistent with the upper-tier local authority boundaries, covering all of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

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What we do

Our central team oversees a programme of activity structured under the following strands:

Latest news

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