Serious Violence Duty Data Sharing Requirements


The Serious Violence Duty in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 requires local partnerships to complete a Strategic Needs Assessment to understand how violence is affecting their communities, and design a response through a Violence Reduction Strategy.

Meeting the Serious Violence Duty requires sharing statistical and personal data between partners on a regular basis to:

  • identify the issues and needs of the community.
  • develop approaches to reducing serious violence in the community.
  • monitor the effectiveness of any violence reduction strategy.

LOTI makes this presentation available to assist London Community Safety Partnerships and it describes the London Data Sharing Agreement landscape. However, non-London organisations may find it a useful review of responsibilities and approaches to delivering the Serious Violence Duty.

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Who should use it?

  • Information Governance teams
  • Community Safety teams and partners, such as the police
  • Data Leaders


  • Describe the relationship between the Serious Violence Duty, and Community Safety responsibilities from the Crime & Disorder Act.
  • Highlight the data protection and data sharing requirements.
  • Propose approaches to meeting the responsibilities.


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