Serious violence support and reporting

Our approach to reducing violent crime

We apply a public health approach to violent crime, including serious youth violence, which treats violence as a preventable public health issue rather than solely a police enforcement matter.

It centres around the following key areas:

Community Resilience Partnership (CRP)

Our Community Resilience Partnership brings together local government and community voices to develop community-shaped solutions around the prevention of violent crime and disorder.

We’re also committed to developing hyperlocal partnerships which recognise the many assets and strengths of communities. Building on existing work with partners in Pembury, Woodberry Down and Kings Park, we’re developing a network which will help strengthen our approach to tackling serious violence across Hackney.

Find out more about our approach to reducing violent crime.

Where to get help

Support for victims and witnesses of crime

  • Ii you’ve been affected by crime, you can contact North London Victim Support for free local support on 0808 186 9291 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday) or 0808 1689 111 at all other times. You can also request support on their website
  • if you need support around bereavement due to the murder or manslaughter of a family member, you can speak to the National Homicide Service on 0300 303 1984 or HSsupport@victimsupport.org.uk. Find out more about the support that the National Homicide Service offers

Young people-specific support

Victim Support’s pan London Children and Young People service provides confidential support for children and young people who have been victims or witnesses of youth violence.

Find out more about the service and how you can make a referral for one-to-one support.

Young Hackney, the Council’s service for all young people aged 6-19 and up to 25 with additional needs, also provides a range of advice for young people on staying safe.

Page updated on: 18 October 2020