Between 17 January and 4 March 2022, Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (MVRP) opened an opportunity for young people aged 13-25 years and their parents/carers to share their perceptions, opinions, and ideas on some key issues playing out in our region. This included perceptions around crime and violence, opinions on sharing images of weapons seized, the impact of Covid-19 on family life, and experiences of mental health and access to support.
Both surveys have been analysed, with findings and links to further participation and support collated here:
The accessibility of the 13-to 25-year-olds document has been peer-reviewed by the Peer Action Collective (PAC) Researchers.
This consultation is just one level of participation that they have explored with Merseyside residents this year.
The findings from these surveys, along with insight from the more collaborative and child-led approaches they are developing with partners, will feed directly into their Strategic Needs Assessment. Which in turn will support violence reduction strategy, activities, and decisions on where resources are directed.
Throughout 2022-2023, the MVRP will continue to work with their partners, providing the appropriate space for meaningful participation with and for children, young people and communities to work together to reduce violence in Merseyside.
To learn more about the MVRP, please go to their website.
To discuss access to further information and data from this survey, please email Merseyside.VRP@Merseyside.police.uk.Back to blog