National Pubwatch produces ‘Ask for Angela’ film

Posted in | May 22, 2017 | by Dadds LLP Solicitors

National Pubwatch has produced a new film highlighting the 'Ask for Angela' initiative.

‘Ask for Angela’ is an initiative designed to offer support to vulnerable customers who may need help to get out of a bad situation.

Originating from work undertaken by Lincolnshire County Council sexual violence and abuse strategy coordinator Hayley Child, the ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative has proven very popular since its launch, and has received global media attention.

National Pubwatch (NPW) says it believes that vulnerability awareness training is an important issue for the pub and hospitality sector and Pubwatch schemes can provide an important focus for initiatives designed to address this problem.” The Ask for Angela filmis designed to promote good practice in pubs and clubs.

Chair of NPW Steve Baker said: “There has been a great deal of public interest in ‘Ask for Angela’. We are very pleased to be able to promote the initiative through our latest film and I hope that the ‘tongue in cheek’ way in which we have approached the subject matter will hopefully mean that more people will watch it. However sexual harassment is a very serious issue, so whatever policy you put in place, it’s equally important that pub and bar managers provide staff with the necessary training and support so that they can feel confident in identifying and dealing with vulnerable customers

Hayley Child said: “Being able to socialise and enjoy yourself in a safe environment is an important priority in Lincolnshire and the ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative has proven to be very popular and has captured the public’s imagination.

The name ‘Angela’ derives from a play on the word (guardian) Angel.

The ‘Ask for Angela’ poster and guidance is available to download and print from the National Pubwatch website.

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