1,112 knives have been taken off the streets of Lancashire during a national week of action to tackle knife crime. Operation Sceptre resulted in 239 arrests
Welcome to Lancashire’s violence reduction unit. We are a team of specialists from health, education, police, youth offending, probation, local government and social care who are working together to share best practices and connect services to tackle violent crime and its underlying causes.
We work across the public sector and with charities and community groups to better understand and support individuals and communities throughout Lancashire.
Find out about how we’re helping to make Lancashire a safer place to live and work.
We support and enable projects that make a real difference to people’s lives.
Download our strategy, Little Book of ACEs and other resources.
Find out the latest on how Lancashire Violence Reduction Network is delivering for our county.
Want to find out more or have an idea? Start a conversation with our team.
We are excited to welcome the Knife Angel, the national monument against violence and aggression, to Lancashire. The Knife Angel will be situated outside Blackburn Cathedral from 4th-29th November 2021, where it will be the focus for informal visits, education, and community events.
Find out about our ‘Becoming Trauma Informed Lancashire’ workshops which cultivate collective, cross-sector learning to support the ongoing development of trauma informed services across the county.