Violence and health and wellbeing boards: a practical guide for health and wellbeing boards

25 / 02 / 2014

As well as the personal cost, violent incidents, including gang and youth violence, violence against women and children, domestic violence, sexual violence and elder abuse, impose a considerable financial burden on local healthcare systems.

Violence is a major cause of ill health and poor wellbeing in local communities. As well as the personal cost, violent incidents, including gang and youth violence, violence against women and children, domestic violence, sexual violence and elder abuse, impose a considerable financial burden on local healthcare systems.

Audience: This guide is aimed at all health and wellbeing board members, community safety partnerships and other
local agencies working to address violence.

Purpose: To provide practical information and guidance on the significant role health and wellbeing boards can play in preventing and tackling violence, in collaboration with community safety partnerships and other local partners.

Background: This document was developed by a working group including the NHS Confederation, the Department of Health, the Home Office and Public Health England.

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