The Independent Riots Communities and Victims Panel (IRCVP) has been set up to examine and understand why the August 2011 riots took place.
5 Days in August Interim report
The interim report ’5 days in August’ has now been published. It sets out the expert panel’s findings and immediate recommendations for action, following a national call for evidence made on 16 September 2011.
The final report will be presented to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Official Opposition in March 2012.
In recognition of its regeneration expertise in deprived neighbourhoods, PDT recently presented its response to the 2011 riots to an IRCVP interim forum including leading experts in social unrest. Jackie Rosenberg described PDT’s work with young people and the community at large. Evidence suggests that those areas engaged in a process of transformative regeneration, like North Westminster, reacted less violently to copy-cap and bystander looting than those areas still excluded from mainstream big society.
To read the interim report, please see www.5daysinaugust.co.uk
The Panel still wants to hear from as many people as possible - the most important part of its work is to listen to the people who have been affected by the riots and to make sure everyone has the chance to have their voices heard.
The interim report includes a response form for communities, victims and organisations to provide their views to us in the second phase of our activity You can also submit your views to panel members via the contact details on the contact the panel page and follow the work of the Panel on twitter - @riotspanel.