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Thank you for putting this all together, David. One aspect I found particularly disturbing was the social media attacks on the London head teacher who warned her pupils about the risks of being approached by a lone policeman, and the lack of understanding in these attacks of what safeguarding involves. Of course, “not all policemen” are predators, but the predators don’t wear badges to indicate that they’re unsafe. We know that abusers choose occupations that give them both authority and access to vulnerable people. Policing ticks both boxes, so the absence of adequate scrutiny, both in recruitment of police officers and of subsequent social media comments by them, is truly shocking.

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You know David that our beliefs and opinions on this and other related issues, are the same! You pipped me to the post with this one! But I shall be writing my own blog about this subject, hopefully this week so once done, let's compare notes! 🙂

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Jan 23Liked by David Challen

I would not dream of approaching a lone policeman, particularly so in London. I have warned my daughter and niece against doing so. It would be foolish to trust anyone in the Met until they clean up their act.

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Jan 23Liked by David Challen

The Met lacks the inclination and motivation to fix the situation it has been responsible for creating (and encouraging). It is not fit to police itself.

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