Tackling serious violence and improving safety through the Serious Violence Duty

Closed consultation
Start date:
20 September 2023
Closing date:
19 November 2023


We asked to hear your views on safety and serious violence in the borough to help inform and shape the development of our new Serious Violence Duty Strategy 2024-25.

The Serious Violence Duty was introduced in January 2023 and requires specified organisations across the public sector to work together locally to tackle, prevent and reduce incidents of serious violence, and make local communities safer. These organisations include the council, the police, fire and rescue authorities, justice organisations (youth offending teams and probation services) and health bodies (Integrated Care Boards).

We wanted to know your perceptions of safety and serious violence in the borough, and your views on what actions the Council and its partners can take to tackle serious violence.

To help you make an informed judgement, we asked you to read our serious violence strategic needs assessment (PDF). The strategic needs assessment identified and quantified the extent of serious violence that takes place in the borough, as well as looking at potential causes of violence and highlighting the types of individuals most at risk of violence, either as victims or perpetrators.

Who could participate

Residents, businesses and representatives of organisations.

How you could share your views


Closing date

19 November 2023 (11.59pm)

Further information

If you have any queries about this consultation, please email haveyoursay@enfield.gov.uk.

If you would like further information on how to report a crime, or how to access support, please visit the Community Safety webpage (link to a page on the Council website).

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