Beware of asking for help to care for your autistic child – they may end up incarcerated for years!

Two extraordinary reports by ITV News Scotland Correspondent Peter Smith and words by ITV News Producer Reshma Rumsey https://tinyurl.com/ypxum9h7 When ten-year-old Aiden Thomas' mother asked her local authority repeatedly for help caring for her son Aiden who is autistic and has learning disabilities, nothing was done until he had a crisis. At which time he… Continue reading Beware of asking for help to care for your autistic child – they may end up incarcerated for years!

Let’s look at the new addition to employers’ anti-bullying tool kit

Putting the pieces of a working relationship back together Mediation is another option some employers now offer. I was sceptical about mediation but if done correctly it can lead to extraordinary resolutions. I had assumed it was the latest way for “human resources” departments to fob workers off, and a way to exclude trade unions… Continue reading Let’s look at the new addition to employers’ anti-bullying tool kit

How institutions repeatedly deal with bullies in the wrong way!

Another minister another accusation! Report from Guardian Monday 14th November 2022 https://tinyurl.com/mr4bemr3 Currently, there are three ways in which employers deal with bullying, and none of them work. Ignore the bullying until forced by E.T. or adverse publicity to do something - then they option 2 or 3  They move the targets - keep the cancer,… Continue reading How institutions repeatedly deal with bullies in the wrong way!

Domestic violence catches up with the perpetrator!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj0b_D42WF8 Well done Avon and Somerset police (my home patch) and the Crown Prosecution, not something I get to say often enough. Perhaps if the police were better funded I'd get to say it more. This case is a brilliant illustration of how domestic violent relationships progress and how police, prosecution, and doctors can work… Continue reading Domestic violence catches up with the perpetrator!

Bullies and harassers groom – how that works and how to stop it?

The most obvious grooming methods are those used in sexual harassment. I class sexual harassment as a type of bullying – not to demote it in any sense but rather to look at it alongside all the other behaviours abusive adults use, and often those behaviours overlap.  All the bullies and harassers I've encountered groom because they… Continue reading Bullies and harassers groom – how that works and how to stop it?

This minister defines the problem with how we do politics

https://tinyurl.com/5f56acym I wonder who Gavin Williamson reminds me of! https://tinyurl.com/mr24er67 - full list of gaffs Gavin Williamson is like Frances Urguhart (FU) from House of Cards - Gavin even has a little black book of information about MPs that he keeps for leverage. I wonder what he has in that book on the prime minister?!… Continue reading This minister defines the problem with how we do politics

Trapped, disabled, abused.

If you ever thought that disabled people were automatically regarded with kindest, think again: https://tinyurl.com/2p9x4xbu If a disabled person's Assistive Technology (AT) is taken away they can be trapped, helpless Disabled people are twice as likely to be targeted for domestic violence; perpetrators seek the vulnerable, and those who need to use Assistive Technology (AT)… Continue reading Trapped, disabled, abused.

A minister who can not manage his own behaviour should not be trusted to manage anything!

Sir Gavin Williamson sent abusive texts to chief whip Wendy Morton Photo Reuters Angry at not being invited to the Queen’s funeral (typically bullies can't stand a loss of status,) the minister sent a string of abusive texts. He's threatens her. Text September 23rd 2022 SGW:       Think very poor how PC’s (Privy Councilors) who… Continue reading A minister who can not manage his own behaviour should not be trusted to manage anything!

4 things you should avoid doing when joining any workplace

Four ways that those joining a workplace can be groomed Never apologise for something that isn't your fault, or someone may take this as a sign that you will accept responsibility for other things that aren't your responsibility. Again, don't let people dismiss your skills or enthusiasm; some will take this as a sign that… Continue reading 4 things you should avoid doing when joining any workplace

Unfortunately the best illustration of the wrong things to do about bullying and harassment

https://tinyurl.com/2h4urf74 Those willing to risk their working relationships to protect the service should be celebrated. https://tinyurl.com/42v9yma7 Equality will never be achieved while it can be concealed by gagging orders. In public services gagging orders should be banned. The rank and file chief, Steve Hartshorn (Police Federation), says that if any force members are victimised or… Continue reading Unfortunately the best illustration of the wrong things to do about bullying and harassment