Simon has extensive working knowledge in all aspects of consultancy largely focusing on community safety, violence reduction, crime reduction and partnership working. He can further assist in projects on regeneration, housing, and project evaluation, particularly those involving youth projects or crime projects. 
With wide-ranging experience in research, implementing initiatives and delivering community safety and crime solutions for Safer Cities, Crime Concern, the Home Office, Government Offices, Community Safety Partnerships, HMICFRS, I welcome the opportunity of working with you on your current or future issues. 
Whatever the challenges you face in delivering on your crime reduction or community safety work, Simon’s consultancy can help you identify and focus on key issues; work with you to find solutions; review and strengthen your partnership working; help you prepare for inspection; train staff and stakeholders; monitor and improve performance; develop policy or strategy, or advise on community engagement. 

Key consultancy topics include 

County Lines and Drug Market assessments 
Street Gangs Reviews 
Multi-agency partnership reviews and assessments 
Stakeholder consultation 
Youth consultation 
Strategic Assessments 
Strategic policy direction 
Project monitoring evaluation 
Strategic Data reviews 

Consultancy experience includes 

Local drug markets and crime, London borough of Redbridge 2020-21 
Solicitor consultancy into Bangladeshi gangs in Tower Hamlets 2018 
Medway BC on their Gangs Strategy and Integrated Gangs Taskforce 
Ecorys Review of Early Intervention Youth Fund 2020-21 
Medway Council Consultancy on gangs and Gangs strategy, £5,500 
Training on Equalities and Diversity for LB of Camden, April 2011 
Performance Specialist and Inspector on Community Safety for the Audit Commission, 2009 – 2011 
Equalities & Diversity Inspector, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service; 
Auditor and Inspector for Audit Commission for Shepway DC; Maidstone BC; Tonbridge and Malling DC. 
Hate Crime Training, Equalities & Diversity at Metropolitan Police Training College, Hendon 1999 – 2009 
Post-audit Crime Consultation – Croydon City Council, 1998 
Monitoring & evaluation of 20 youth diversion crime projects; Crime Concern, 1996-99 
Community Safety Audit – Southampton City Council, 1998 


Simon is Director of Criminology Services, undertaking expert witness commissions, specialising in gangs, modern slavery, exploitation, and drugs. 

Expert Witness 

Dr Harding acts as an Expert Witness for both Defence and the Crown 


Dr Harding has over 40 years of professional experience working in research 
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