By Simon Phillips, Community Engagement Officer Local Policing, Corporate Services, West Yorkshire Police
I am a Community Engagement Officer at West Yorkshire Police, and want to inform you of a partnership project being funded by the Home Office Early Interventions Fund entitled ‘Together West Yorkshire: A collaborative early intervention programme responding to serious violent crime’.
The project is a collaboration between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, West Yorkshire Police, District Community Safety Partnerships, Youth Offending Teams and the Prison Service, and aims to deliver a programme of early intervention projects, with the aim of preventing serious violence within our communities.
As you will be aware, vulnerable children and young people are a diverse group, who may face a wide range of risks.
Early intervention has an important role to play in identifying those at risk, and preventing these outcomes from occurring in the first place, or in reducing the long-term impacts on a young person who has had a harmful experience.
Earlier this year, I circulated a questionnaire aimed at identifying the range and content of early interventions across West Yorkshire, delivered by statutory organisations and third sector community and voluntary groups and organisations.
I am now repeating the exercise to obtain further responses and to build a more comprehensive picture. There is an online survey for people to complete
The survey can be accessed at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TWYEarlyInterventionsME/
Please can you complete this survey as fully as possible so that we can help you to promote your work and any best practice across the county?
It may be that you are involved in an activity with children and young people which is a diversionary activity, even though you may not necessarily refer to this as an ‘early intervention’.
If you would like more information please contact Simon Phillips at simon.phillips@