Essex Police Professionalism Training
In January 2023, I was commissioned by Essex Police to create and deliver training to front-line officers and staff on reducing sexism and misogyny in the workplace as part of their professional standards development.
ACC Rachel Nolan wrote a personal letter of thanks, stating:
"As a VAWG specialist, your guidance on tackling VAWG has been invaluable. This input marks another key step in our approach to tackling VAWG and I’m grateful for your involvement."
I have worked alongside Chelmsford For You (Chelmsford BID) to develop and deliver our Women's Safety Charter in the city. Sara Tupper, manager of Chelmsford For You said:
"It has been a pleasure working with Karen on this project. The wealth of passion and knowledge she brings to the table is unrivalled and I'm very proud of what has been achieved. Her dedication to making a difference to the lives of women in our community is inspirational."
We are proud partners to Chelmsford City Council & Chelmsford For You (Chelmsford BID) who have worked with us since 2021 on creating and delivering their 'Women's Safety In Our City' campaign and safety charter.
"Chelmsford has held the prestigious Purple Flag status since 2011, the award recognises areas that have safe and vibrant night-time economies. The award is based on five key themes: safety, movement, appeal, place and policy. Chelmsford has many effective interventions to support visitors such as CCTV, an SOS bus, Pubwatch, street pastors and taxi marshals, together with a wide range of public realm improvements being introduced in recent years. However, the introduction of the Women's Safety Charter brings a great opportunity to influence behaviour change by adopting a capable guardian and active bystander approach for individuals and businesses. This will influence behaviours which will improve perceptions and in turn will increase confidence for all users of the evening economy. The City Council is pleased to partner with Chelmsford for You and Karen Whybro to deliver this important initiative"
- Spencer Clarke, Public Protection Manager, Chelmsford City Council