We believe building strong relationships with partner agencies is crucial, working together to achieved shared goals.
We are a registered Scottish charity of healthcare professionals adopting a public-health approach to violence reduction because we believe prevention is better than cure.
We work closely with some great organisations throughout the country, and beyond, to deliver our projects and achieve our charitable objectives.
Part of Police Scotland, the VRU targets violence wherever it occurs – whether on the streets, in schools or in our homes.
The VRU is the only police member of the World Health Organisation’s Violence Prevention Alliance.
We work closely with the Scottish Government’s Safer Communities Directorate in violence reduction, assisting with informing policy from a healthcare perspective.
Led by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf MSP, the Directorate’s responsibilities include violence reduction, reducing reoffending and criminal justice social work.
We have been a member of the World Health Organisation’s Violence Prevention Alliance since 2009.
The Alliance allows strong collaboration on violence prevention among its members organisations, promoting an evidenced-based public health approach to targeting the risk factors for violence and measured interventions to address them.