#SheWasJustWalkingHome

by Dawn Exley, SCSN National Development Officer We’ve all been affected by the news of Sarah Everard and her shocking murder.  While Sarah is certainly not the first women, nor will she sadly be the last, whose life was taken from her under horrendous circumstances, her death has symbolised a tipping point.  Women in the...

Talking shops, or conversations for systems change?

Hannah Dickson, Development Manager, SCSN For a while I’ve been intrigued by the term ‘talking shop’ – for many working in the public sector this means a place or group regarded as a centre for unproductive talk rather than action, with endless pre-meetings, meetings and papers. For others, talking is a key mechanism for understanding...