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Evidence is at the centre of everything the VRU does. It underpins our strategy and approach.

We only promote Violence Reduction approaches that the evidence leads us to. Equally, we also evaluate our own interventions. This will generate new evidence that we and others can learn from. This page outlines some of the important reports and guidance which help to outline a public health approach to violence reduction.

We can suggest a variety of sources to learn about how to use evidence, as well as in accessing evidence, such as evaluation material:

  • The Early Intervention Foundation hosts a library of evidence, particularly their searchable ‘Guide Book’ to evidence for a range of early intervention work with families.
  • The World Health Organization’s Violence Info site hosts a global evidence database.
  • The Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moore’s University has a searchable database for evidence relating to violence prevention.
  • The Royal Society for Public Health has an evidence hub for taking a public health approach to policing, crime and violence.
  • The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the smarter use of evidence and has a range of resources.

Related documents

Local guidance and evidence

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