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GRASSROOT INTERCEPTORS

Protecting the Public - When they feel safe, we all feel safe

Bring citizens & state together
Thinking smarter working together

 
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ABOUT OUR WORK

Spectrum of Public Participation

To provide the public with balanced and objective information to assist them in understanding the problem, alternatives, opportunities, and or solutions and to obtain public feedback on analysis, alternatives and /or decisions.

Promise to the Public

We will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

 
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GRASSROOT INTERCEPTORS 

"Offering flexible solutions that connect communities"

Our Theory of Change
"A change of business and service practice".


We want to deliver a better service to the community, these changes in service and resources, we hope, will have a lasting impact on individuals and the community of Lambeth and surrounding areas, with the delivery and support of the London Violence Reduction report Unit, and the Joint Agreement document, through Passing the Baton, from May 2021 onwards. 

 
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PASSING THE BATON

Engage - Inform - Progress

Protecting the Public - When they feel safe, we all feel safe.


Bring citizens & state together

Thinking smarter working together

 
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THE INTERCEPTION - THE JOINT AGREEMENT

Offences Against Emergency Workers

This document sets out the agreement on offences against emergency workers between Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), NHS England, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Purpose of this agreement.  This agreement provides for a broad framework to ensure the more effective investigation and prosecution of cases where emergency workers are the victim of a crime, particularly in applying the provisions of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 (the 2018 Act) and to set out the standards victims of these crimes can expect.


The principles in this agreement do not create legally enforceable rights or obligations but set out minimum expectations for all signatories.

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ENGAGE - ARE YOU WITH US OR AGAINST US

 Fire and Rescue Service is proudly supporting a campaign launched against assaults on frontline workers.

Fire and Rescue Service is proudly supporting a campaign launched this week (30 April) against assaults on frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Are you with us or against us?’ is the question being posed by key workers from across Nottinghamshire in a direct message to the communities they serve, following a spate of over 60 incidents where frontline workers have been coughed on or spat at while on the frontline of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. The video appeal features doctors, nurses, paramedics, police officers, prison officers, firefighters and other frontline workers from across the county. Nottinghamshire Police has so far investigated 61 incidents of key workers being coughed on or spat at during the five-week period from Friday 20 March – just before the nationwide lockdown began – to Monday 27 April.

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GRASSROOT INTERCEPTION

Use of Force Thinking Smarter

In Light of the George Floyd incident, (BBC, 2020) and more recently the disturbances in Brixton (Standard, 2020).


Public debating is calling for tougher measures, tougher laws, tougher attitudes (CNN, 2020), we believe it’s time to be thinking smarter, and Passing the Baton offers a new way for both parties, Citizen and State in the communities to be connected and, while at the same time, the community can gain insight into the procedure of the Police Use of Force, as we refer to the training manuals published by the Ministry of Justice, (Justice, 2020) and Police UK College (college.police.uk, n.d.), as we also question, “How the cameras can be used in police training, management, and internal investigations to improve police performance, accountability, and legitimacy in the community,” (Lockhart, 2019).


Booted and Rooted  Believe that Passing the Baton will, they envisage, mobilise the community, of which, they want to Increase understanding about the Police use of force (HMIC, n.d.), build trust between authorities and community (Police, 2020), and reduce assaults against Police, By thinking smarter and working together, our public participation with the community will involve, fact sheets and packs, and when permitted, workshops, public meetings, and open houses. (Goverment, 2019),

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NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION

Reducing Assaults Working Together

 In 2018/19, over 30,000 assaults on police officers in England and Wales (including British Transport Police).


Of which, 20,578 were crimes of “assault without injury on a constable” recorded across all forces (including the British Transport Police)

An increase of 13% compared with 18,138 in the previous year.


10,399 crimes of “assault with injury on a constable” recorded across all forces (including British Transport Police).

An increase of 27% compared with 8,157 in the previous year (Government, 2019).


Our Summary.

  1. Assault intensity is increasing at twice the rate of incidence.

  2. Figures represent a growing discourse between Citizen (community) and State (Police)

Upcoming Events

  • Filmmaking Workshop
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    Record oral histories, through 360 storytelling
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  • Volunteering - Dialogue by Design
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    Islington, Islington, London, UK
    Passing the Baton is constantly growing and evolving in so many ways. We are always on the search for talented and innovative individuals to join our team of industry experts. Send us your CV today, we would love to hear from you.
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  • Locked in the pen
    Time is TBD
    Islington
    Time is TBD
    Islington, Islington, London, UK
    Writing and digital media skills, over 3 weeks
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  • Open Days
    Wed, 30 Sep
    Location is TBD
    30 Sep 2020, 19:00
    Location is TBD
    Morning surgeries, for advise and consultations
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INTERCEPTIONS

Media Mentions

 
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LAMBETH COMMUNITY WORKER MICHAEL GROCE LAUNCHES PROJECT TO REDUCE ASSAULTS ON POLICE

May 05 2021

The man whose mother’s shooting sparked the 1985 Brixton riot has launched a project to improve police and community relations – by reducing violence against police officers.
Michael Groce’s social enterprise Rooted and Booted has created Pass the Baton, which aims to reduce the number of assaults on police through educating the community about what to expect during enquiries or arrest

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CONTACT

Black Prince Road, Vauxhall.

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