Tackling Serious Violence: Combating Crime and Exploitation

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Joanne Grimshaw, Anti Social Behaviour Manager, Surrey Police
  • Lisa Rowles, Director of Evidence & Innovation, Khulisa
  • Cllr Joe Caluori, Executive Member for Children, Young People & Families, Islington Council
  • Caleb Jackson,Get Connected Lead Facilitator, Enthusiasm Trust
  • Nathan Singleton, CEO, LifeLine Projects
  • Joe Russo (Chair), Chief Executive, Enthusiasm Trust
  • Further speakers TBC


The Serious Violence Strategy 2018 aims to coordinate the UK’s response to serious violence, balancing prevention measures with law enforcement. In order to stem the rise in violence, agencies must work together to both prevent exploitation and disrupt criminal behaviour.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to receive an up-to-date brief on the Government’s new strategy and what your organisation can do to reduce violence and tackle exploitation.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Overview of The Serious Violence Strategy 2018
  • What has caused the rise in knife crime in the UK?
  • County lines: tackling gangs’ drug networks and supporting vulnerable young people 
  • The benefits of early intervention and prevention 
  • The role of the police in providing an effective and robust law enforcement response 
  • Good practice in tackling serious violence and exploitation
  • Developing a joined-up approach across local agencies

About the Day:

The morning session will focus on the recent Serious Violence Strategy and it's implications for tackling violence and gang exploitation in the UK. You will hear from experts on how to assess priorities and develop an effective local strategy.

The afternoon session will look at good practice and real-life case studies in reducing serious violence. The purpose of this session is for you to take back ideas to improve the response to violence in your area.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

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The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: oliver.johnson@dodsgroup.com​

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from all those who deal with serious violence and gangs locally and nationally, including community safety and CSP teams, the police, PCCs, local authorities, MoJ, Home Office, children’s services, primary care trusts, probation services, LCJB, LSPs, the CPS and Courts Service, DAATs, YOTs, Victim Support, voluntary organisations and academics.

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

Background Quote

"The Serious Violence Strategy represents a very significant programme of work involving a range of Government Departments and partners, in the public, voluntary and private sectors. We know intervening early can help us catch young people before they go down the wrong path, encouraging them to make positive choices. This strategy stresses the importance of early intervention to tackle the root causes and provide young people with the skills and resilience to lead productive lives free from violence."

Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd, April 2018

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