ASK FOR ANGELA - SIGN UP NOW AS PSNI SPREADS MESSAGE AHEAD OF VALENTINES
08 February 2023
The Police Service of Northern Ireland, in partnership with Hospitality Ulster, is set to encourage the public not to ignore the 'red flags' as Valentine's Day approaches.
Working with partners in the Hospitality Sector, Police will be continuing to promote the Ask for Angela initiative to make people aware that help is available in supporting venues across Northern Ireland.
By signing up, using the materials provided to train your staff and implementing 'Ask for Angela', you can play a role in helping to further prevent and reduce vulnerability within your business.
Ask for Angela is a support mechanism aimed at informing and educating hospitality industry staff about customer welfare and vulnerability. Through a code phrase that can be used by customers to discretely seek help, 'Ask for Angela' reassures customers that support is available. The code phrase is pointless without proper and straightforward training for your staff, so we've provided everything you need to get started.
Police are urging even more local venues to sign up to this safeguarding initiative. Detective Superintendent Lindsay Fisher added: “Neighbourhood Policing Teams are out and about at this time, encouraging as many local businesses as possible to sign up. We know our hospitality sector is already committed to keeping people safe, by signing up to this scheme they are making a public pledge to help and support their customers when they need them the most."
Simply sign up by clicking the link above to access full training resources to ensure your staff are informed, and prepared to act if someone approaches them to 'Ask for Angela'.
A list of local venues who sign up will be kept on public record.