Vulnerability training & Ask 4 Angela
Over the past few years the Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership has been working in close partnership with Sussex Police to create innovative campaigns to help prevent rape and serious sexual offencers occuring within the nightime economy in the city. These campaigns have primarily been focused on providing members of staff with adequate training opportunities to help them spot vulnerable individuals.
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The vulnerability training sessions aims to provide members with a toolkit of considerations when dealing with vulnerable indivudals in the night time economy to ensure their safety. The training has been running annually for the past three years with experienced officers from Sussex Police leading the interactive group sessions.
Ask 4 Angela
The 'Ask 4 Angela' campaign seeks to highlight to members of the public and customers that staff, from bar staff to security personnel, in the city take their safety seriously. The campaign, which involves posters going up in venue toilets, has been rolled out up and down the country after being developed in Linconshire by Hayley Child. They provide reassurance that support and help is available. Venues who participate in the scheme are given guidance notes on how to asisst individuals