Crime Prevention Forum – 6 February 2020

Tackling the causes of the causes of crime

Get Berkshire Active and Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner are excited to be hosting a second forum designed to bring together organisations from across Berkshire to hear more about some of the solutions from sport, physical activity and experiential learning to help tackle the underlying drivers of crime, with a particular focus on the application of psychology and appreciative inquiry techniques within these solutions.

GBA would like to invite you to attend this free-of-charge forum on Thursday 6 February 2020 which will take place at Sindlesham Court between 9.30am and 1.30pm.


The focus will be “Learning from good practice and the role of appreciative inquiry in addressing offending behaviour” and we are delighted to confirm the following influential keynote speakers:

  • Cheri Torres – lead catalyst and author of Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement
  • Cath Marriott, Policy Development – Partnerships and Performance, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner – Thames Valley
  • Dave Evans – Community Trust Manager, Reading FC
  • Nick West-Oram, Head of Development and Insight, and Chelsea Piggott, Programme Delivery Officer, at Get Berkshire Active

Further information about the forum and our speakers is available on the Forum’s website page. A finalised full agenda will be sent out nearer the time however there will be opportunities to network and refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Booking information

To confirm your attendance please book a place using this link noting any dietary or access requirements. Please note when booking you will be asked to provide a brief overview of your organisation & any key messages you would like to communicate (this will be included in the delegate pack along with your name, organisation and email to aid with networking).

Please pass this invitation onto your own networks and encourage any relevant contacts to attend. This event would benefit anyone in organisations with an interest in tackling the social issues that create the conditions that cause criminal activity and those organisations that deliver physical activity and sport.  This includes:

  • Police Officers; community safety; youth offending teams; probation services; youth services
  • Sports clubs / trusts; NGB’s, charities (in particular those supporting young people, ex-offenders, substance misuse, employment, community renewal etc) and commercial organisations working with/providing activities for young people
  • Schools, Local Authority community / sport development; social services; Public Health, DWP.
Further information

If you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at  or by calling the office on 01628 473031.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a really informative event. With thanks to Mobile Team Challenge for supporting this event.