Government Consultation ~ Serious violence: new legal duty to support multi-agency action
Tackling serious violence 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. It is also vital that public agencies work in partnership with the voluntary and charitable sector to develop targeted interventions in local communities.
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.
Views are sought from:
- those with expertise in working with young people at risk of criminal involvement and/or re-offending or victimisation
- those involved in law enforcement
- the communities affected by serious violence.
Link to the survey and more information: www.gov.uk//serious-violence-new-legal-duty-to-support-multi-agency-action