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Who’s involved

The Wales Violence Prevention Unit and the Peer Action Collective Cymru have led on the development of the Wales Without Violence Framework.

About Peer Action Collective Cymru:

Peer Action Collective Cymru (PAC Cymru) is an innovative social action research project led by children and young people aged 16 to 25 and is funded by the Youth Endowment Fund and the Co-Op. PAC Cymru design and conduct research about young people’s experiences of violence. They’re then supported to turn what they’ve learned into action to create opportunities for young people to make their community a safer, fairer place. In Wales, the Peer Action Collective are supported by Media Academy Cymru.

About the Wales Violence Prevention Unit:

The Wales Violence Prevention Unit (VPU) was established through funding from the Home Office in 2019. They’re a multi-agency team spanning policing and health, taking public health approach to preventing violence. This means seeking to understand the causes of violence based on evidence and using this evidence to develop interventions focused on the underlying causes of violence. Interventions are evaluated before scaling up to help more people and communities across Wales. Through this approach the VPU aim to develop a whole system response to the prevention of violence.

A number of organisations in Wales supported the development of the Framework through providing guidance and technical expertise and organising workshops and providing spaces for children and young people to take part in the consultation.

These organisations are:

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Bawso
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Grow Cymru
  • The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
  • Public Health Wales
  • South Wales Police
  • South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
  • South West Grid for Learning
  • Steps4Change
  • University of Wales, Trinity St David
  • Welsh Government
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University

Alongside this support, over 1,000 children, young people and professionals from across Wales took part in workshops, events and the online consultation.

This includes representation from:

  • Academia
  • Arts
  • Childrens Services
  • Community Safety
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Education, including Further Education
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Further Education
  • Government, including local Government
  • Health, including mental health and public health services
  • Local Authority
  • Local Government
  • Policing
  • Safeguarding
  • Social Services
  • The Third Sector
  • Youth Justice
  • Youth Work