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
Our vision is for every person living or working in Lancashire to feel safe from violence and violent crime.
Prevention and early intervention are at the core of our violence reduction network. We focus on our community and partnership strengths to reduce, prevent and respond to violence.
We work closely with our partners to use civil and criminal remedies. We are committed to swift, visible justice for those who commit violence.
We promote a learning culture and develop evidence of good practice. We take a system-wide approach across Lancashire partnerships.
We take a public health approach to tacking violence. We build on our community links and partnerships, including working with people with lived experience, to reduce and prevent violence. We work to build a trauma informed approach across the county’s services.
Serious violence cannot be tackled in isolation. The main reasons people commit violence relate to poverty, parenting, purpose, and hope.
Our public health approach means that we tackle the root causes of violence as well as the immediate symptoms.
By helping individuals to improve their lives, the lives of their families and whole communities are also improved. As a result we see less violence and fewer victims of violence.
We have team members from all over the public sector who enable our public health approach. They represent youth offending teams, schools and colleges, public health, police, children’s social care, probation, community safety partnerships, Lancashire PCC, Lancashire County Council and the NHS.
Find out about our network of partner organisations.
Find out about our ambition for Lancashire to become a trauma informed county.