DWC are proud to support the “Ask for Angela” Campaign which was launched on Wednesday.
The aim of the campaign is to keep everyone safe over the Christmas period. It is for both women and men who find themselves in an unsafe environment whilst in a nightclub or pub. All staff are trained in how to respond if approached by a member of the public.
The Advice for Staff using the campaign is as follows
- Offer to take the person asking for help to a part of the venue not in sight of the public or potential threat (Staff room, Kitchen, toilets) to speak with them
- Offer to call the person a taxi or assist them in calling a friend/family member to come and collect them
- Where safe to do so (the person asking for help is out of sight and the staff consider it safe) request the person causing the distress to leave the venue
- Ask the person in distress what it is they want to do? It might be they just want to alert staff that things are becoming uncomfortable and might need someone to keep watch whilst they collect their possessions from the area where they were seated.
- Do Not allow the person asking for help to leave the venue in sight of the person causing them distress as this could lead to them being followed out of the venue and placed at higher risk
- If the person causing the distress becomes angry consider calling the Gardaí for assistance or follow your corporate policy on this issue
In collaboration with Garda Síochána Donegal Vintners’ Federation of Ireland The Hoteliers Federation and the Joint Policing Committee Donegal.
Last Reviewed on 24 Jan, 2023