Welcome to our October newsletter where we’re pleased to share some of the exciting projects that have been developing.

Trauma Informed Lancashire is a concept we’ve been working hard on and we have developed training sessions and materials to support partners in becoming more trauma informed. This is very much an iterative process with those involved with our pilot sessions contributing to the programme’s development. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about becoming a more trauma informed organisation.

We also have an exciting new partnership brewing with UCLan where policing students have the opportunity to engage with young people as part of a volunteering outreach programme and Operation ADDER, a multi- agency approach to tackling middle-level drug misuse in Blackpool is soon to launch.

We hope you find this latest update interesting and useful. If any of the pieces resonate with you and you would like to have a further discussion, please do get in touch.


Trauma informed practice training launched………………. 1

Webinars on trauma informed practice planned for February 2

Prisoners and their families workstream update…………. 2

New trauma informed care resource………………………….. 3

DIVERT coaches back into custody……………………………. 3
UCLan policing students volunteering to support Lancashire VRN       4

Operation ADDER drugs initative prepares to launch in Blackpool      4

Operation Provide domestic abuse support extends to Pennine Lancashire      4

Lancashire VRN partner resources…………………………….. 5

Lancashire VRN knife crime campaign reaches 449,000 young people       5


Trauma informed practice training launched


‘How To’ sessions launched in September

Lancashire Violence Reduction Network were very pleased to host our first trauma informed practice, multi agency, ‘How To’ session last month.

We were joined by 16 different partner agencies at a socially distanced event on 15th September at Police Headquarters, Hutton.

Many of you will be fully aware that we have been working hard to develop resources and products for partner agencies to use within their services. These are to help us to become a more trauma informed Lancashire.

Trauma informed practice is about developing a deeper understanding of the lived experience within communities and families and allowing this to inform our practice.

The ‘How To’ session was one of a number that are being offered across the county. We have asked all attendees to take the time to give us their feedback so that we can use this to further develop training and a culture of positive change within Lancashire.

Lancashire VRN and Lancashire Children’s Social Care have also hosted the first Children’s Social Care ‘How To’ pilot sessions in developing trauma informed practice within Lancashire Children’s Social Care.

Lancs VRN October 2020 newsletter.