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
This week came the revelation from Conservative MP Nick Fletcher who appeared to blame the feminising of TV and film characters for the increase in male violence across the UK. His words not mine “We’ve seen Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker and the Eqalizer all replaced by women and men are left with the Krays… Continue reading It’s not Doctor Who’s fault…..
The police killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in 2020 sparked global protests and in many ways, will always be haunted by the idea that Floyd would still be with us, if only one of Chauvin’s male colleagues who were present, had intervened to force Chauvin to remove his knee from… Continue reading Building Trust