Have you ever sat in on a conversation and been captivated not just by the speakers but by the involvement of the audience? Last week I was part of a fantastic conversation on a subject that has in many ways shocked Scotland into action. As part of the ACE Aware conversation series an event was… Continue reading Drugs – Time to be thinking differently
Over the years I’ve met many people who have lost loved ones due to the violent actions of another human being. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends, All sharing loss as a common experience. For the majority of my policing career, I never really thought about the build-up to a murder. I just sought to… Continue reading Where on the continuum do you intervene?
How would you respond to a friend or someone you know who discloses a rape or sexual assault? How would you react? Sexual violence is something that we all need to be aware of. That’s a bold statement don’t you think? Why do we all need to be concerned about rape? Why should we need to be… Continue reading You can be the difference in how the story ends…..
Each year, November the 25th marks the start of a world-wide campaign to end violence against girls and women. More specifically the 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It is the start of 16 days of action with a primary focus to put violence against women and girls into… Continue reading 16 Days of Action 2020
This week is ‘Anti-Bullying week in the UK. A week of action, raising awareness and togetherness to address a challenge which in many ways impacts us all. Bullying in any form has, if unchallenged, the potential to poison any school, workplace or other setting where relationships support performance. The Scottish anti-bullying organisation Respect Me defines… Continue reading Get the relationships right, watch the magic happen