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NHS Violence Prevention Team

Who is it for?

Any person admitted to hospital with injuries sustained as a result of violence.

What does it involve?

The NHS Violence Prevention Team (VPT) was established in October 2019 funded by the Wales Violence Prevention Unit (VPU), now operating in two emergency departments in South Wales. Each team comprises two nurses and a community-based caseworker.

The role of the VPT is to deliver advice, support and guidance to patients who have experienced violence, with the aim of engaging with those injured whilst they are in hospital (at the point of crisis), and to promote movement away from violence by encouraging engagement with support, intervention and wider services.