Please click on the links below to download the reports.
In collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Public Health Institute (PHI), we have developed an evaluation toolkit which includes information and resources for service providers to evaluate programmes and interventions that are targeted at preventing violence.
The toolkit is for intervention service providers in Wales and wider, to support our partners in properly evaluating their services to ensure they are having the greatest impact possible.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Young People
This interim report ‘Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Violence and ACEs Experienced by Children and Young People in Wales’ was published in partnership with the Adverse Childhood Experiences Support Hub.
The report draws on data and analysis conducted through our ongoing monitoring of violence during COVID-19, as well as a review of literature to understand how the wider determinants of children and young people’s health have been impacted by COVID-19. I believe the findings in this report will not be a surprise to many of us but act more as reminder for the need for us to work together to intervene early and protect vulnerable children and young people in Wales.
Wales Violence Prevention Unit Year One Evaluation
To inform the continued development of the Wales Violence Prevention Unit, in 2020 we commissioned the the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moore’s University, to conduct our first Evaluation.
The evaluation found that the Unit has begun to create system-level changes in violence prevention, encouraging organisations to focus upon violence prevention as a public health issue. This demonstrates how the work delivered by us and our partners is starting to transform the landscape of violence prevention in Wales.
The Costs of Violence to the Healthcare System in Wales
This research, delivered in partnership with Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University explores the costs of violence to the healthcare system in Wales.
The study estimates a further £158.8 million was spent on treating the long-term health conditions commonly associated with the consequences of violence. Short-term costs associated with physical injuries from assault and abuse amount to £13.9 million every year. This includes the costs of A&E attendances, ambulance call outs and hospital admissions, with a further £22.2 million spent on treatment for the emotional impact of violence, such as counselling for depression and anxiety.
Re-opening Nightlife whilst Containing COVID-19 and Preventing Violence
To support the work partner agencies in re-opening nightlife safely and preventing violence following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, the Unit conducted rapid research in partnership with Public Health Wales to assess the evidence and emerging global best practice.
The report includes key examples of how nightlife has re-opened across the world, how measures to reduce risks of COVID-19 may impact on risks of violence and provides key considerations for opening up nightlife in Wales.
Wales Violence Prevention Unit: Prevention Strategy
The Wales Violence Prevention Unit's Prevention Strategy outlines our approach to preventing Serious Youth Violence in South Wales.
It is designed as a framework to guide the implementation of a whole-system approach to violence prevention informed by the work of multi-agency partners, academics, and those with lived experience.
South Wales Serious Youth Violence Strategic Needs Assessment
The South Wales Serious Youth Violence Strategic Needs Assessment provides a baseline assessment of serious youth violence in the South Wales Police area.
It is designed for strategic use by the Wales Violence Prevention Unit and its partners. Principally, findings from this strategic needs assessment will be used to inform the South Wales Serious Violence Prevention Strategy.