Evaluation of London Vanguard, a Violence Reduction Programme

We’re pleased to announce that CORC have been commissioned by NHS England to conduct a 2-year independent evaluation of the London Vanguard model, using a mixed methods approach which will include quantitative data collection and interviews with staff and young people.

The reduction and impact of violence in London is one of the ten priorities of the health and care vision for London to be the healthiest global city. In line with this, in 2021, the NHS London Violence Reduction Programme commissioned three integrated care systems (ICSs) to pilot a new psychological model of care for children and young people impacted by violence.

Known as the Vanguard model, this now spearheads the NHS's work to support violence reduction, and promote better wellbeing in the community - at a population and individual level -  through the implementation of the national Framework for Integrated Care Community.

This is being realised through the creation of trauma-informed systems and multiagency collaborative working with local partners, including local authorities, voluntary organisations and mental health services.

The London Vanguards are being piloted in North Central London (NCL), North East London (NEL) and South East London (SEL) between October 2021 and September 2024.  They aim to enable vulnerable children and young people up to age 25 affected by violence to thrive.

The evaluation runs from now until March 2025, so watch this space.

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