PROTECT COVID 19: The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse on Children, Affected Family Members and Perpetrators during COVID- 19

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Summary Parental Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPVA) is a prevalent and substantial concern and the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has exacerbated the risk of IPVA experienced by families. There is an urgent need to understand how victims/survivors and perpetrators have experienced the multi-agency response to IPVA during the pandemic. Key Findings It is important that … Read more PROTECT COVID 19: The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse on Children, Affected Family Members and Perpetrators during COVID- 19

Small Grants Call Announcement 2021-22

The N8 PRP Small Grant Awards 2021 Call is now closed for applications. An announcement of the applications chosen for funding will be made on 30 November 2021.  Background N8 PRP is delighted to announce the call for applications to the Small Grant Awards 2021 is now open. The Small Grants Awards open call provides … Read more Small Grants Call Announcement 2021-22

Embedding Mental Health Support Within District Police Stations

Summary Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 provides the police with powers to take someone to, or keep someone in, a ‘place of safety’, where there is ‘reasonable cause’ to believe that the person has ‘a mental disorder’, and is in need of immediate ‘care or control’, because they are being ill-treated or … Read more Embedding Mental Health Support Within District Police Stations

Identifying Sexual Trafficking Online

Summary Adult Services Websites (ASWs) are online platforms widely used by independent sex workers to advertise their services and connect with clients online. There is growing evidence however, that human traffickers are increasingly using ASWs to post profiles advertising trafficked women, camouflaging their victims amongst independent sex workers online. This study sought to create a … Read more Identifying Sexual Trafficking Online

Developing the Police Response to Child-to-Parent Violence

Summary In 2018, child-to-parent violence (CPV) was described in the House of Commons as ‘a very significant issue’ and ‘a growing problem’ (HC Deb 21 Feb 2018). As with all forms of family violence, the police are at the forefront of responding to the physical, emotional, psychological and financial harm caused by some children to … Read more Developing the Police Response to Child-to-Parent Violence

Mapping and Identifying Modern Slavery Vehicular Activity: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Summary This project sought to determine the feasibility of using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera data to identify vehicles involved in the perpetration of modern slavery within two police forces in England. The intended aim was to link police intelligence logs relating to modern slavery with ANPR data and to use machine learning to … Read more Mapping and Identifying Modern Slavery Vehicular Activity: A Proof-of-Concept Study

Emerging Technology and Big Data Analytics: Realising the Potential of Automatic Number Plate Recognition

Summary In recent years, the replacement of vehicle number plates to avoid detection has become a major policing issue. We refer here to those from any other vehicle as false plates, and to those from identical make, model and colour vehicles as clone plates. The UK’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera network offers the … Read more Emerging Technology and Big Data Analytics: Realising the Potential of Automatic Number Plate Recognition

Early Identification of Honour-Based Abuse

Summary The project brought together the University of Manchester, West Yorkshire Police, and Karma Nirvana to identify and explore the barriers to supporting victims of honour-based abuse (HBA), gaps in the current provision, and instances of good practice. The overarching aims of this work was to increase the confidence in reporting, improve identification of HBA … Read more Early Identification of Honour-Based Abuse

Policing Vulnerability: Learning from the sex work liaison officer role in West Yorkshire Police

Summary Policing is a key determinant in both likelihood of violence and access to justice for sex workers (Platt et al, 2018), which vary significantly across the diversity of the sex industry. In England and Wales it is not illegal to sell or pay for sex, but soliciting is prohibited, as is working with others, … Read more Policing Vulnerability: Learning from the sex work liaison officer role in West Yorkshire Police

Innovation in Policing Domestic Abuse – Understanding Success to Build Capacity

Summary In recognition of the principle that evaluation needs to concentrate on mechanisms of change, as well as outcomes, the central idea of this project was for academics and police collaboratively to identify areas in which innovation around the policing of domestic abuse (DA) has been successful, and to develop deeper and richer understanding of … Read more Innovation in Policing Domestic Abuse – Understanding Success to Build Capacity