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Doing a lot without doing a lot

Asset Based Community Development
  In my last three blogs (here, here and here) I explored some of the issues and challenges around Bishop Desmond Tutu’s famous quote about pulling people out of the river, finding out why they are falling into the water in the first place, and then taking action to stop them. But what if we could stop people getting to the water’s edge in the first place? Or once there we created, in ...
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Appreciative Inquiry – Changing Oxford’s Community Engagement

appreciative inquiry
Last year I started a pilot course alongside Oxford City Council, Oxford Police and Skills for Justice Awards for the ‘Problem Solving in Community Safety’ qualification. To achieve this award delegates need to complete a practical problem solving assignment based on the learning from the course. For many of the delegates this has involved running an appreciative inquiry. The overall ai...
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The problem with PACT

Police and Communities Together PACT
Have you ever run or been part of a Police and Communities Together ( PACT ) meeting? Where members of the community are invited to: ‘raise their community priorities or concerns;’ ‘receive crime prevention advice,’ and be updated as to what the police (mostly) and partners have been doing to address the priorities and concerns raised at the previous meeting. PACT tends to be called different t...
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Do Our Community Safety Partnerships Need a Re-boot?

Through a case study this presentation examines a number of place based issues for Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs). It identifies some of the implications for the community and CSPs when problems become 'invisible' to service providers and community members. It also asks the question, 'does Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 need a re-boot?' https://vimeo.com/147696088
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