Earlier today I sat as part of the MPA’s Professional Standards Cases Sub-committee that took the decision to suspend Commander Dizaei. This is a serious issue and I do not intend to discuss the details on this blog. If you want the information that is available at the moment you can read it here.
After that meeting I hopped onto the train down to the Charles Darwin School to watch the unveiling of their anti-knife pledge wall. After the visit to Feltham YOI and the professional standards meeting (both of which brought me down a bit) it was great being involved with teachers, students and the local safer neighbourhood team in Darwin Ward. Their enthusiasm was infectious.
The students at the school are making a very public statement. They reject knife culture and are thinking about the realities of knife crime and the repercussions on the lives of the victims and perpetrators.
A big thank you to everyone involved (only some of whom are in the photo above), it is a part of my job that I really enjoy.