Public health duty on violent crime in England needs more cash, UK bodies warn

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Individual liability removed but duty requires police, councils and NHS to work together to tackle violence

A new legal duty on public health bodies in England to tackle serious violence, including knife crime, must be backed by cash if it is to be effective, organisations have warned.

The public health duty, requiring bodies to share data, intelligence and knowledge, will be announced by the government this week, following the conclusion of an eight-week consultation.

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