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Feb 19 2021

Essex VVU awarded over £1million in the fight against County Lines

The Essex Violence and Vulnerability Unit was this week awarded £1,160,000 from the Home Office to continue its work to tackle County Lines and support young, vulnerable people from criminal exploitation. The funding, which is for 2021/22, is a share of £35.5million which has been awarded to the 18 Violence Reduction Units operating across England […]

Feb 19 2021

Talk to us about your experience of violence in the county

The Violence and Vulnerability Unit has launched two new listening projects following the success of its conversations with young people in 2020. In 2020, youth leaders across Essex, Southend and Thurrock engaged with over 600 young people on the violence and vulnerability themes for 2020. The feedback from young people was exceptional and helped the […]

Feb 19 2021

Essex Violence and Vulnerability Unit grant award recipients

Today Essex Violence and Vulnerability Unit announced 18 organisations across Southend, Essex and Thurrock that would be receiving some financial support to continue their work in supporting vulnerable children and young people. The Essex VVU created the Community Grant Fund in order to help organisations struggling to deliver planned work to reduce crime and safeguard […]

Feb 19 2021

Children as young as 12 are supplying your Christmas party drugs

This Christmas Essex residents are being urged to think about the supply chain behind recreational drugs, and consider the violence, intimidation and exploitation of vulnerable children that goes hand in hand with the movement of drugs around the County. In order to get drugs, including ‘party drugs’, to those who take them, a supply chain […]