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Violence Prevention Group, Cardiff Community Safety Partnership: World Health Organisation

The Violence Prevention Group is the operational arm of the University’s Violence Research Group and is a member of the World Health Organisation's Violence Prevention Alliance.

As part of the statutory Cardiff Community Safety Partnership it is responsible for violence prevention across the capital city of Wales.

The Prevention Group's work is associated with a 50% reduction in violence-related emergency department attendances in the County over the period 2002-2014. The Group has hosted visits from successive Home Secretaries and representatives of police forces, city governments and safety organisations from across the UK and overseas including from the Netherlands, the United States and Australia.

Collaborative outcomes

  • using Emergency Department data for violence prevention (the Cardiff Model)
  • substitution of annealed with toughened and polycarbonate glassware
  • partnership approach to prevention which involves the police, city government and health working together.