Barnados Statement

Click to hear Kenn’s expert views on Barnardos Statement that vulnerable children are being left in limbo by the court system.

Innocent children murdered by mum

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 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 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.

Has Raoul Moat been here before?

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.

Kenn Talks

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.

“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.

Taken from the Mostly Books! blog

To read the full account of Kenn’s 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.