The Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) wants to know what you think, know and feel




What is this?

At the moment, we can't come out and meet you face-to-face but we really need your input. So, we have opened this site so we can still hear from you.

The VRP is made up of 15 people from all sorts of professional backgrounds such as Merseyside Fire Service, education, NHS, Youth Justice, Probation Service, councils and police and other ones too. But you are just as important as team members but how do we get in touch? This site, that’s how!

We have all been brought together to work on understanding how to stop violence from becoming a normal part of everyday life, so we mainly work with young people and their families from birth up to the age of 25.  So, you can see why your opinions are important to us.

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How can you add your thoughts, opinions and ideas?

To engage with this site, you will need to register as a user.  You can do this by clicking on 'Register' in the top right-hand side of the toolbar.

To make sure that no-one knows who you are (remaining anonymous), you need to remember that it is only your username which will people will be able to see next to the comments you make, so choose your username with this in mind. 

For full details about accessibility, privacy, moderation and terms of use, please see the bottom right-hand corner of the site.  If you have any problems accessing the site, please click 'contact' in the bottom left-hand corner of the site and we will get back to you where appropriate.

Here's a quick video explaining how we make sure that the site easy and safe to use for everyone:

What do we want from you?

Concerns.  Ideas.  Suggestions.  Solutions.  

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Here are some more examples: 

  • We want to hear what worries you the most? 
  • What works well or what you think would work well in helping to prevent young people from being caught up in violence?
  • Where you live, what is important to you?

You can post to the site and others can either comment on your post to help you or add support to your post by rating it.

What's in it for me?

Your input will directly affect what services are available to you and others. 

It will tell us how you want these services to be available and what impact you think they will have on your life.

Once we have your input, we will look at everyone’s comments and do our best to make your suggestions a reality.  Where we can't, we will search for someone who can, or we will give you feedback about why this is not possible.  

We believe that all communities across Merseyside have the right to be free from violence in order to provide the best life chances for all.

Together, let's take action!

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