Over the past few days news reels have been talking about a toxic culture in one of the United Kingdom’s biggest institutions. On this occasion policing was spared, with the focus this time centred on one of this country’s national treasures, The Red Arrows. A story in the Times, UK confirmed that more than 40… Continue reading Red Arrows, Red Flags and how to address toxic cultures.
When Chloe Kelly scored the winning goal in extra time for England against Germany, securing a 2-1 win and the country's first ever women's major tournament victory, the 24-year-old celebrated in a way which many have suggested could inspire a generation of young girls to follow their dreams. Kelly's celebration was a throwback to retired USA… Continue reading Making it better for our boys….
Since the start of 2022 I’ve delivered active bystander-ship training to many hundreds of people. Starting in Ashford, Kent, I found myself travelling, albeit virtually travelled across Cornwall, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Isle of White, Belfast, to London, and then back to Kent. I sensed curiosity from the outset. I always asked people “Why are you here?”. … Continue reading When it comes to bystander intervention, fear is the biggest inhibitor.
“So fathers, be good to your daughters. Daughters will love like you do” Lyrics By John Mayer Becoming a father and being a father are two different things don’t’ you think? It’s easy to become a father but as I say being one is that bit harder. We speak a lot about the importance of… Continue reading Dads and daughters….
For many years police critics have complained that officers who allow police misconduct to happen do more damage to the community’s trust than the officers who commit it. Yet they have not been a focus. Officers across the country have been told they must intervene, but they have not necessarily been taught how to do… Continue reading Bad Cops and Bystanders