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VKPP and College of Policing to join forces

From 1 April 2024 the Vulnerability and Knowledge Practice Programme (VKPP) is joining the College of Policing.

The VKPP has been hosted and supported by Norfolk Constabulary from its formation in 2018. Since then, the programme has grown significantly in terms of the scope and ambition of the work undertaken and the impact it seeks to achieve in the vulnerability space. To that end the VKPP is now embarking on an exciting transition to join the College of Policing in April 2024. The VKPP will remain a distinct programme but with key intersections mapped into core College activity, to begin maximising the opportunities that the transition brings and enhance the collective offer to policing. Both organisations share the same vision in supporting policing, alongside our many partners and stakeholders to improve the response to vulnerability, reducing threat and harm, as well as increasing trust and confidence, especially for victims. The VKPP transition to the College of Policing is a key part of a broader ambition within the College to professionalise public protection and drive effective evidence based responses to vulnerability .

Gareth Edwards, VKPP director said;

“As a programme we are delighted that we are able to formally join with the College of Police. It is a move that enhances our mission to coordinate and improve the policing response to vulnerability by bringing additional expertise, opportunities and traction to both organisations. We are excited to embark on the next chapter, building on the significant impact of our shared work in the vulnerability space nationally.”

Andy Marsh, College of Policing CEO said;

“I’m extremely pleased to be welcoming the skills, knowledge and insight of the VKPP into the College of Policing. At a time when it is essential for the College to be supporting and enabling policing to rebuild the trust and confidence of our public, it is right that we are expanding and bringing in additional people, with proven experience, to contribute to the evidence base of what works and makes a difference in policing vulnerability.”

To contact the VKPP after 1 April 2024 please use new email address vkpp@college.police.uk

To read more about VKPP priorities in 2023/24 please visit  www.vkpp.org.uk/vkpp-work