How South West London is making its venues a safer place one drink at a time

Pubs and clubs in South West London have received safeguarding training from police teams to protect their visitors.

Neighbourhood police teams, including the South West’s Licensing Team, delivered: ‘Ask for Angela’ and Welfare and Vulnerability Engagement (WAVE) training from March.

The free training was delivered to businesses across the borough, following the Metropolitan Police’s enhanced response to tackling violence against women and girls.

Police Inspector Trudy Hutchinson who leads the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy for neighbourhood teams in the South West Basic Command Unit (BCU) said: “Protecting people from violence is our top priority.

“We want our communities to feel safe and be safe and we want people to go out and be confident.”

The topic of safeguarding has become a more prevalent one in recent years, following increased crimes against women and the highly publicised murder of Sarah Everard in March last year.

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