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Tick Box Community Engagement – Time to Reconnect?

Community Engagement
The past year has been an interesting and some might say an unfortunate one for Neighbourhood Policing. Frontline officers have been saying for some years how this bedrock of our police service is being slowly eroded due to increasing cuts to funding and police numbers. Now we are starting to hear more Chief Constables espouse the same concerns with the likes of Ian Hopkins (GMP) and Andy Cook...
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Communities where no one wants to get involved?

communities
On my travels and during my workshops I often hear individuals in ‘agency world’ discussing how no-one in the communities they work in (you know, the ‘deprived ones’) wants to get involved in volunteering activities that will make their area safer. Do any of these common complaints sound familiar? ‘No-one wants to get involved in the activities we arrange’ ‘It’s the same small number of ...
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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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Time to get off the ‘pontoons’ of Early Intervention?

Early Intervention
'There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in.' Is Bishop Desmond Tutu describing Early Intervention here? Or is there another path we can take? In my last blog on getting upstream of the river to stop people falling in, I explored some of the challenges that prevent police officers and others with a re...
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Time to Stop Pulling People Out Of The River?

'There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in.' Bishop Desmond Tutu I recently spoke at Salford University’s Future of Policing conference in London on the subject of asset based approaches to problem solving in community safety and the paradigm shift from the concept of ‘Public Servant,’ to ‘Citizen En...
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