Kenn's experience and expertise in investigation, mediation and survival around the world in a variety of challenging and life threatening situations have given him a wealth of knowledge which most people find incredibly interesting. As an expert speaker and adviser Kenn has appeared many times on national TV and radio programmes where his specialist knowledge has been invaluable.

Daily Star
Click above to see if you fancy one of Kenn's Bushtucker snacks - As featured in the Daily Star!

Radio Derby
Click above to hear Kenn mixing up a worm omlette for BBC Radio Stoke!

Radio Lincoln
Click above to hear Kenn live on BBC Radio Lincolnshire giving advice on coping with stressful situations.

Radio Europe
Kenn gives his expert opinion on the relevance of married parents to young offenders in an interview on Radio Europe.

Daily Mirror
Click above to read Kenn Grfiiths Expert View for the Daily Mirror Newspaper 27/10/10 on the Baby P report.

BABY PETER REPORT
Child Protection Expert Kenn Griffiths writes

The news that every agency is to blame for Baby Peter’s death leads me to ask a simple question. Where was the lead agency in this case? In every child protection case, one agency should take responsibility for sharing information effectively between all agencies, and it’s usually the local authority. Without communication and coordination, social workers are unlikely to gain access at the right time, or find themselves on the front line, without the knowledge they need.

I’m sure that every frontline member of staff, from the police to the social worker, who came into contact with Baby Peter, knows that more could have been done. But how can one person make up for the lack of communication that has plagued this case? I believe strongly that the local authority should have been responsible and that without their leadership, it was impossible to protect Baby Peter.

Working alone, many social workers knock on a door and fear for their own safety when the door is answered. No-one takes on this type of work without a strong personal motivation to help others, but even this can be superseded if a social worker is faced with danger and threats to their personal safety. Often the fear takes over and they can fail to challenge the family of the child effectively enough. Is this the right atmosphere in which to make profound and emotive decisions about a child’s welfare?

It’s clear that changes are needed. A central place for this sensitive information to be stored, shared and accessed is essential, and the Government urgently needs to find an effective solution. Social workers should no longer be handling these cases alone – it should be standard practice for two people to work on a case, providing the support they need to make the most appropriate judgements in these difficult, disturbing and challenging cases. 

Kenn is available for comment, please call 07831 612688 or fill in the contact form.

BBC Radio Stoke
Click above to hear Kenns expert views on the death of a 14 year old girl in the care of Manchester Social Services, live on Radio 5 live.

Radio Derby
Click above to hear Kenn discussing vascectomies for drug/ alcohol users.

Radio Derby
Click above to hear Kenns discussing bugging in the workplace on BBC radio Stoke.

 

STRESS DRINKING LEADS TO DAMAGED BABIES
Child Protection Expert Kenn Griffiths writes

Relationship break down doesn’t happen overnight it is usually the result of a long unhappy period that quite often includes the months of pregnancy.

Increasingly, especially in Western society, relief from life’s stress comes from drowning the sorrows with alcohol. It doesn’t work of course but that’s beside the point. People think it does and so the self abuse of copious amounts of wine, sprits and beers will continue.

Although many pregnant women give up drinking many more don’t. They try to cut down but then the need to ‘feel better’ about their lot in life drives them back to alcohol.

In many parts of the world authorities are tackling what they believe
Is one of the main reasons for the increase in children being born with learning difficulties, hyperactivity, poor memory and speech difficulties. These difficulties are collectively referred to as Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). According to The National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome – UK, this is such a well recognised condition in the rest of the world that there are over 250,000 existing websites on the subject. (if you are searching you will need to use the international spelling of ‘Fetal’).

In the US all products containing alcohol carries a health warning ‘(US) GOVERNMENT WARNING: ACCORDING TO THE SURGEON GENERAL, WOMEN SHOULD NOT DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS’.

FACTS:

  • Alcohol can cause more damage to an unborn baby than any other drug.
  • FAS is one of the leading known causes of mental retardation.
  • FAS can cause serious lifelong social and behavioural problems.
  • FAS and alcohol related birth defects are 100% preventable if no alcohol is consumed during pregnancy.
  • There is no safe level of alcohol during pregnancy.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

If you have any specific concerns do get in touch with our experts http://www.mychildcontact.com
Email : kenn@mychildcontact.com
Helpline: Freephone 0800 0283163

The National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome –UK
Helpline: 0870 0333 700
Email: nofas-uk@midlantic.co.uk

Radio Derby
Click above to hear Kenns expert views on Barnardos Statement that vulnerable children are being left in limbo by the court system.

INNOCENT CHILDREN MURDERED BY MUM
Child Protection Expert Kenn Griffiths writes:

Luca, Austin and Cecilia Riggi have apparently been murdered by their 46 year old mother Theresa.

What state of mind must she have been in to have taken the precious lives of her birth children?

First reports indicate a marital and child custody dispute. Of course, unfortunately these tragic deaths are not the first. At the time of the Moat killings, in the village of Holbrook Derbyshire Dad Andrew Cairns stabbed to death his partner Rachel Slack and their 23 month old son Auden (see mychildcontact.com blogspot earlier report of 4th June 2010).

There are many similar reports and it seems as though violence is becoming the norm to solve child custody disputes.

All this comes at a time when the Government is responding to a Family Justice System under enormous strain by:

  • Capping the fees Independent Social Workers thereby undermining the important role ISW’s have in ensuring that children and families can have a independent professional voice to challenge finance driven Local Authority Social Care workers
  • And secondly, causing the loss of almost half of the Family Law firms because of the Legal Aid Commission’s decision not to award them new contracts, in an effort to cut costs.

Without doubt, these decisions will seriously affect the welfare and safety of vulnerable children and disadvantaged families.

At mychildcontact.com we are actively seeking the appointment of a Minister with sole responsibility for Child Contact, Access and Custody and challenging poor decision making. You can help in this by letting your MP know the serious consequences of the Government’s actions.

We have a letter that you can download and send to your MP. Please click this link and download here.

 

BBC Radio Stoke
Click above to hear Kenn discussing anti social behaviour orders in a live debate on Radio 5 live.

BBC Radio Stoke
Click above to hear Kenn discussing the fugitive Raoul Moat, live on BBC Radio Stoke.

HAS RAOUL MOAT BEEN HERE BEFORE? 
Author of The Survival Manual Kenn Griffiths writes:The similarity between Moat and his actions are chillingly close to the 1982 incident when fugitive and police hater Barry Prudom spent 18 days on the run skillfully using escape and evasion techniques he’d learned from books and survival magazines in his effort to kill as many police officers as he could.

Like Moat, Prudom was a fitness fanatic, and lived a Rambo style existence using the natural surroundings for cover and food as he played out his police killing role.

My mentor and trainer Sgt Major Eddie McGee was a military survival expert and tracker called in by the police to help in the hunt. Eddie led the police to the feet of the triple killer who had used a discarded plastic sheet to construct a hide and shelter within 300 yards of a local police station. Armed and dangerous Prudom lay in wait. McGee used his skills to get so close to the killer that he touched his boot giving the waiting police Prudom’s exact position. Moments later four high velocity shots rang out and Prudom was dead.

Police searching for Raoul Moat would be wise to re-visit the intelligence in the Prudom case as the similarity between the two men is quite bizarre.

Radio Derby
Click above to hear Kenns expert views on tracking Raoul Moat on Radio Derby.

BBC Radio Stoke
Click above to hear Kenn discussing the shootings in Cumbria,
live on BBC Radio Stoke.

BBC Radio Stoke
Click above to hear Kenn discussing military funding for more bomb disposal experts,
live on BBC Radio Stoke.

Radio Leeds
Click above to hear Kenn discussing changing your identity, live on BBC Radio Leeds.

Kenn is also in demand as an after dinner speaker and lecturer and has spoken on a variety of educational and entertaining topics. Talks can be adapted to suit the audience from corporate motivational training to enthralling school children with survival tips and tricks.

Below is a video taken at a recent survival talk and book signing session at Mostly Books, New Bookshop of the Year 2008, in Oxfordshire.

 

Taken from the Mostly Books Blog:
"Kenn is a remarkable individual. I first met him at an event last year, but had the opportunity on Tuesday to talk to him at length about how he came to be teaching survival skills - something that has taken him from the army, via a number of "career changes" (which in this instance is highly euphemistic, given the highly dangerous nature of much of what he has done, and continues to do). He is very softly spoken, but the most remarkable aspect of his teaching is the way he engages kids totally - particularly boys - so that you just know they are taking onboard everything he's teaching them."

To read the full account of Kenns visit to Mostly Books please click the link below:
Kenn Griffiths at Mostly Books!

Kenn is regularly interviewed by national current affair programmes;

Television credits include:
Midlands Today as Personal Safety Expert, BBC News 24 Madeleine McCann Investigation, ITV’s Agatha Christie Week-end with James Fox, Danger Incoming Attack with Nick Frost, Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, Panorama Anti Social Behaviour Documentaries, USA’s NBC Post Nine Eleven, GMTV Stalking Lorraine Kelly, Crowd Control Chrysalis Television.


Kenn on Channel Five's The Gadget Show - Shown Oct '08

Radio credits include:
Regular Contributor with BBC Radio Stoke, Radio Leicester, Radio Manchester, Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio 4 Investigator Documentaries.

To find out more about a talk or lecture by Kenn Griffiths please Telephone the Kenn Griffiths Agency on 01782 303640 or complete our contact/ enquiry form.

 


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