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University Works With City Organisations on Ask for Angela Campaign

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Student Services staff at the University of Worcester have been working in close collaboration with Worcester City Council and Night Safe to bring the “Ask for Angela” campaign to venues in Worcester City Centre; as part of the Safer Worcester Partnership

The “Ask for Angela” campaign is a national campaign, which was developed by Hayley Childs on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council in 2016. It was part of a wider project called #NoMore tackling sexual violence and abuse in Lincolnshire.

In Worcester, it is hoped that this simple campaign will enable students or members of the public who find themselves in an uncomfortable situation in participating bars or restaurants to access help to remove themselves from the situation in a safe and discreet manner. Whether it is an inappropriate comment, unwanted attention or if someone finds themselves uncomfortable in a situation, they can approach a member of staff and “Ask for Angela”. The member of staff will know that they are requesting help and will assist them in removing themselves from the situation, discreetly and without too much fuss.

The venues participating in the campaign include:

• Tramps

• Velvet

• Mode

• Alexanders

• The Crown

• Heroes

• The Royal Exchange

• McDonalds (The Cross)

The Safer Worcester Partnership allows all agencies involved in the project to work closely. The Street Pastors and Taxi Marshalls are aware and support the campaign.

For further Information or to express an interest in signing up your venue, please contact Lucy Sandwell by emailing studentlife@worc.ac.uk or Hayley Turner by emailing Community.safety@worcester.gov.uk