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Safe Ground Symposium: A Matter of Life and Death

Location: The Roundhouse

Date: Thursday 27 Sept 2018

To read a summary of the day and the outcomes that we hope to follow, click here

“We’ve been unlocked for showers one by one, an officer’s face reveals something wrong. A prisoner hanged, presumed dead though CPS there is no pulse read. While I was in my dreams and in my bed I snuggled, a mate fighting for breath struggled.

He was an orderly, cleaner on the server, now crime scene tape is baring others entry, I can still see his smiling young face and his fortitude to see him through this place. When we chatted yesterday he seemed ok, we even touched fist throughout the day, happy go lucky, bouncing around landings, him going out like that defies understanding.

Why John? Why?  I just cannot get it. You always seemed stable, mentally fit, What took hope from your smiley face, made you want an easy way out this place. You didn’t have to suffer in silent pain, With a line of mates to listen, to explain…Whatever it was we could have shared. Maybe you never knew how much I cared it goes without saying you will be missed remember the brews we shared and us getting pissed? Now I’ll always look around for your bouncing walk, though I pray your spirits beyond these walls.”

 

 

 

Conference

Symposium 2016: MOVING. HOME.

September 8, 2016 - September 8, 2016

National Theatre
Dorfman Theatre
Southbank
Upper Ground
London SE1 9PX

An annual policy event with a difference, this year’s theme will be groundbreaking and captivating. MOVING. HOME. will be a day that focuses on transitions, step changes and building stronger community relationships. Following on from the success of last year’s participatory and interactive debate, Safe Ground will look to ask the difficult questions that are […]

Community eventOutdoor

Criminal Justice Treasure Trail 3

May 15, 2016

Start Time: 12pm

Safe Ground
Unit 112 Battersea Business Centre
99-109 Lavender Hill
Battersea
SW11 5QL

Safe Ground uncovers for the general public the criminal justice history of Battersea, bringing fresh perspectives to well established landmarks and also leading people to places, areas and buildings they would never normally visit. Participants will follow poetic clues leading towards a final destination, which might be a poetry workshop or free entry into a […]

Community eventOutdoor

Criminal Justice Treasure Trail 4

May 15, 2016

Start Time: 2pm

Safe Ground
Unit 112 Battersea Business Centre
99-109 Lavender Hill
Battersea
SW11 5QL

Safe Ground uncovers for the general public the criminal justice history of Battersea, bringing fresh perspectives to well established landmarks and also leading people to places, areas and buildings they would never normally visit. Participants will follow poetic clues leading towards a final destination, which might be a poetry workshop or free entry into a […]

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