"I am writing on behalf of myself and the Stern Review team to thank you for taking the time to meet with us to inform our work, we certainly learnt a lot from you. I am pleased to enclose a copy of the report. As you will see your work has found its way into the text. Everyone who knew of your work spoke so highly of the work you do and I wish you all the best in continuing to make a difference"
BARONESS VIVIEN STERN CBE
"I write to thank you on behalf of all staff at Durham Constabulary for the two presentations you have recently given. The feedback from both...has been quite extraordinary. Your input was not only incredibly interesting but delivered with such flair and enthusiasm. I have had a string of e-mails and telephone calls from people who attended yesterday's event saying how much they enjoyed the whole day but specifically singling out your presentation as the highlight...I'm sure that your presentation will allow staff to be much more open-minded in their dealings with victims of rape and serious sexual offence"
DETECTIVE SUPERINTENDENT ANDY REDDICK, DURHAM CONSTABULARY
“Thank you once again for your very informative and enlightening talk on Tuesday evening. We loved your style of delivery which made, what is a very difficult topic, both memorable and entertaining, as well as easily understandable to all. Our team from G.U.Medicine in Plymouth found this to be the most useful lecture we have attended for a very long time! We will all be amending some aspects of our approach to and management of the many cases we see as a result of this”
ROSMARY WALLACE, GU MEDICINE, PLYMOUTH
"A very big thank-you for taking the time to present today at FHQ, Wootton Hall, Northampton. I don’t think I have seen such a group of professionals so attentive! The standard of your presentation, personal style and considered content was subject of much debate and high accolade. I was particularly impressed in how you managed to turn around a sometimes depressing and negative arena of human activity (rape, violence and sexual exploitation etc) in to a vibrant, positive and progressive environment which provides professionals with the opportunity to learn new skills, challenge their stereotypical views and adequately support both the victim and criminal justice process. As discussed, I will endeavour to organise a similar event next year, with a view to including professionals from different regimes, and provide all my STOs with exposure to your presentation. Thank-you again for your professional knowledge, incredible presentation skills and obvious passion for your subject" Detective Chief Inspector Neil McMahon, Northamptonshire Police (November 2009).
DETECTIVE CHEIF INSPECTOR NEIL MCMAHON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE POLICE