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Police outline how they will measure the impact of the Violence Against Women and Girls through a new outcomes and performance framework

06 Apr 2022

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have published a new framework setting out how they will measure the impact of the new policing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) framework published in December 2021, which requires all police forces to take action to improve how they tackle VAWG.

The VAWG Outcomes and Performance Framework explains the approach to outcome setting and performance management over the next two years. 

The first performance report will be published in November 2022 and then subsequently every six months.

Stakeholders from policing, government, the criminal justice sector and VAWG sector have helped to shape this framework and will continue to be involved in scrutinising progress and impact.

Download - Violence Against Women and Girls – Outcomes and performance framework

The framework for England and Wales has been developed under the leadership of the National Police Coordinator for violence against women and girls, Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth. It has also been informed by experts in policing, government and the third sector.

The National Police Coordinator for violence against women and girls, Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth said:

I am absolutely committed to reporting on performance openly and publicly, enabling scrutiny of our progress. This includes making our threat and risk assessments publicly available. I am also committed to a collaborative approach to draw insight from performance data, which will help tell us what is – and isn’t – working, so that we can refine our approach accordingly.