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VRN releases 2024 Strategic Needs Assessment

Each year, the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) produces a Strategic Needs Assessment (SNA), this involves local partner organisations working together to assess the current and future health, care and wellbeing needs of Lancashire. This report then informs decision-making and helps partners to agree on priorities and allocate resources.

This needs assessment includes the following areas of information:

• Key findings
• A demographic overview of Lancashire;
• Epidemiology* of risk and protective factors for violence in Lancashire;
• A violent crime problem profile for Lancashire;
• Interventions and evidence to prevent serious violence;
• Recommendations.

The full assessment can be viewed here

LVRN-Strategic-Needs-Assessment-2024.pdf (

* Epidemiology is a quantitative public health discipline which looks at the frequency and patterns of events in a group of people and what the risk and protective factors are.



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