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“Welcome To My World” podcast is a hard-hitting, no nonsense interview talk show hosted by a variety of friends of the AP Foundation presenters.

We share a table with a group of ex-criminals, wander over to the police officers who brought them to justice, bump into those whose job is to keep them secure in our prisons, stand in the queue with the men and women who work to rehabilitate them, listen to the survivors and victims of crime and meet those who are trying to change the system. Or simply sit back and let us tell you a story…

“Welcome to my world” is an informed, insightful and at times controversial take on the world of crime talking to people about their real life stories. We discuss current affairs, social trends and relevant issues taking place in the criminal justice system and our wider community, where politics and crime meet media.•

Siddiq Bey
“I don’t wear my past on my sleeve, so with clients I let them speak. Then when I let them know what I’ve been through, their eyes widen because they would never know. Some of my clients are familiar to me, I love the fact that they respect me for who I am now and not for my past; I used to do what they do and it inspires them to see how far I’ve come and how much I’ve changed. They also know that they can’t pull the wool over my eyes”.
 
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Stephen Graham
Stephen is now a trained Peer Mentor providing support for young adults at risk.  He works in schools and in the community targeting youths and young adults who are showing signs of anti-social activity and disruptive behaviour.  He also works alongside public and private sector organisations helping young adults develop personal skills, build confidence, reduce anti-social behaviour and improve relationships.  Stephen believes early intervention in the family unit is an effective way of improving outcomes for troubled teenagers, by helping parents and carers understand the issues faced by those in their care, so that they can be addressed and resolved together before they reach crisis point.
 
Marvin Herbert
An ex-offender with 21 convictions for 76 offences beginning when he was 13, he renounced his criminal lifestyle after he was shot multiple times by a member of a British drugs gang in a daylight attack in Marbella.  He was shot in his eye, groin, arm and leg and was told by doctors that he would never walk again.
“At that specific moment in my life I realised that my existence had been pointless and meaningless. I decided that because I was fortunate to be kept alive, I would have to change dramatically. Not just for myself but for my kids, to guarantee that they had me in their lives for years to come.”
 
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Nabil Abdulrashid
Nabil was a finalist and Alesha Dixon’s Golden Buzzer act on the 2020 series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Renowned for his work in stand up comedy and political commentary, Nabil uses his growing platform to draw attention to the struggles of inner city youths and ex offenders. He is currently developing courses with AP Foundation, which combines performance skills, conflict resolution and confidence building. As one of our leading peer mentors, Nabil has been championing AP Foundation and together we are excited to introduce our first ‘Stand-Up Comedy’ workshop.
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Daniel Amponsem
Daniel was 17 years old when he made a choice of going into the criminal world, supplying drugs and quickly moved up the chain working with increasingly violent criminals, before he fell out with a person from a rival firm who tried to kill him.
The shock was so great for his family, his mother took the decision to sign him up for counselling and it was that which was to change his life.
He eventually qualified as a counsellor and trained psychotherapist. He now works as a Freud family trained counsellor, family liaison officer, CAF, child protection officer, speaker, drugs worker, youth practitioner and key work mentor. 
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AP Foundation is proudly announcing the launch of our new Youtube Series “Stop and Search”. Listen to the soundtrack by top recording artist and producer Cullan.
Along with a little teaser on who to expect to see on the 25th February 2021. Britain’s Got Talent finalist and TV’s favorite investigative journalist talk together about their experiences with crime, reform and personal thoughts on key issues surrounding our society
Terry Ellis
Terry was put into care when he was 11, but was removed when he got a girl pregnant at 14. Authorities ‘washed their hands’ of him and he spent the next five years stealing money from building sites and post offices after getting involved with a group of older men he shared a London flat with.
After spending six years in a young offenders institution for robbery, Terry’s crimes escalated and he spent years trafficking drugs across Europe and partying 24/7. With a crime squad hot on his heels, he was forced to briefly stop, but soon enough he’d come up with a plan to steal more money than ever. ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ heists saw him and four others disguise themselves as policemen and head to bonded warehouses to trick guards.
Terry went on to become one of the criminal underworld’s most notorious armed robbers and mastermind behind the 2007, £4 million heist at the Verizon business centre in King’s Cross London, 
After serving eight and a half years of a 16-year sentence for robbery, at the age of 53 Terry had spent half his adult life in prison.
He has now completely turned his life around and is supporting ex-offenders and recovering addicts as well as being on a mission to stop knife crime.
Andrew Pritchard
By the age of 21, Andrew was organising some of the largest illegal warehouse raves in the country during the acid house party craze of the late 1980s. This was followed by him traveling to Jamaica, where he fathered a child with the daughter of Jamaica Labour Party’s Chairman and married Miss Jamaica.
A successful entrepreneur and concert promoter for over 27 years, he revived the iconic Reggae Sunsplash festival, staging one of London’s largest music events in Victoria Park.
At the same time, he was also masterminding some of the world’s biggest drug smuggling operations and soon began appearing in the United States Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration’s Annual Global Report and even featured in the Sunday People’s Criminal Rich List. In 2006, he was acquitted of a £100 million drug seizure case, before his  criminal career was finally brought to an abrupt end, which resulted in him receiving a 15-year prison sentence for intent to supply and perverting the course of justice. 
Assessed by the prison service as a very high-risk Category A prisoner for whom escape must be made impossible, he was to spend a number of years in some of Britain’s most challenging prisons in the company of some of the world’s most dangerous criminals. Being locked up and away from his ageing parents, family and children, Andrew had to face the consequences of his criminal past and it was whilst in prison, he made the big decision to change his life.
Redemption for Andrew came about after witnessing the countless young lives being wasted  in prison and realising he had the ability to transform them. He developed a series of rehabilitation programmes, which dealt head-first with the issues of postcode gangs and drugs inside the prisons.             
Following his release from prison at 52 years of age Andrew decided to turn over a new leaf and formed the AP Foundation, which today provides courses to prisons as well as in the wider community helping young people steer away from crime. 
Marvin Herbert
Originally born in Liverpool, Marvin’s family relocated to London when he was a young boy. Marvin had a very difficult childhood, and was exposed to things that shaped his perception of the world, and the people in it. He was a very smart, but troubled boy.
This desire for acceptance and validation led to Marvin being very susceptible to influence and suggestion. Unfortunately, this set him on a path of extreme violence and crime, that saw him reach the highest echelons of the criminal underworld.
Marvin was also unusual, in that he didn’t limit the crimes he participated in, but would adapt to any opportunity that profited him. This saw him work alongside the Jamaican, Spanish and British crime fraternities.
Alongside the stabbing, beatings, murder charges and prison time, Marvin was also known to have a deeply ingrained loyalty to the people he considered to be friends. It was in Spain, after being shot five times, that his life would be forever changed.
Marvin lost an eye in the shooting and was also told that he would never walk again. As he lay in a Spanish hospital bed, he reflected on his life. The lack of visits from those he had thought of as his friends, struck him. Where was the love? Where was the loyalty?
Marvin made a decision to turn his life around, and to totally transform himself.
Defying all the odds, he slowly learned to walk again, and to adjust to living with just one eye, which was how his change begun.
His philosophy is simple. The very same attributes and ambition that are used to achieve illegal and life threatening gains, can be put to far better use for more prosperous, legal, and safe ventures.
His lived experiences of inner-city life, crime, violence and prison, make him a valuable. 

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