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WOMEN SAFEGUARDING WOMEN IN CHELTENHAM'S PURPLE FLAG EVENING AND NIGHT-TIME ECONOMY

Specialist ENTE female Safeguarding 

The Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team are the United Kingdom's leading specialist ENTE female safeguarding service provider.

 

Partnering with Gloucestershire Constabulary and Cheltenham Borough Council our team of experienced volunteer welfare officers deliver enhanced and specialist safeguarding services into Cheltenham's 'purple flag' night-time economy.

Our primary and priority function is to ensure the safety and security of women in the ENTE environment. Our uniformed officers deliver this through our hugely successful flagship safeguarding initiative the India Protocol every Saturday night and Sunday morning between between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Our wider remit extends to the provision of general safeguarding and welfare services and emergency services support.

Since our launch in 2015 our award-winning volunteers have ensured the safety of thousands of women and have saved the community, the emergency services, the NHS and the criminal justice system over £1.5million and thousands of operational duty hours at no cost to the police or local authority.

 

Today in 2022 we are an integral and essential component in the policing and care provision in Cheltenham's Saturday evening and night-time economy.

THOUSANDS OF WOMEN SAFEGUARDED

7,000+ iNDIA PROTOCOL APPROACHES

£1.5 MILLION COMMUNITY SAVING

THOUSANDS OF POLICE HOURS SAVED

HOSPITAL ADMITTANCE REDUCED

10,000+ VOLUNTEER HOURS GIVEN

VIABLE BLUEPRINT FOR CITIES WORLDWIDE

 

 FEMALE MANAGEMENT 

 FEMALE OFFICERS 

 FEMALE FOCUS 

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India Protocol safeguarding

The India Protocol is the longest established and the most successful specialised ENTE female focused safeguarding initiative in the United Kingdom today. Created by CGST founder Terry Howard in 2016 after the rape and murder of India Chipchase the India Protocol administered by our experienced team is responsible for safeguarding thousands of women in Cheltenham's Saturday night-time economy.

For over 6 years the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team has prioritised the safety of women and girls in Cheltenham's Saturday evening and night-time economy. We have a 6 year head start on local authorities and police forces across the United Kingdom who are now giving this serious issue the acute attention and resources it deserves - and not before time we feel.

Misogyny, inappropriate sexual comments, sexual harassment and sexual assaults are commonplace in Cheltenham's night-time economy. Behind the facade of our 'purple flag' night-time economy our town suffers the same disrespectful, harmful and illegal treatment of women that night-time economies across the country suffer. This behaviour towards women, perpetrated by men is a national problem that requires a comprehensive and consistent response. We do what we can in Cheltenham to counter this.

The India Protocol is named after and operated in memory of India Eve Chipchase, a 20 year old female who was coerced away from a nightclub in Northampton in 2016 by a sexual predator before being raped and murdered. We are hugely grateful to the Chipchase family for their friendship and support.

The  India Protocol

PROACTIVE ENGAGEMENT

EARLY INTERVENTION

ENHANCED AND SPECIALIST CARE

PRIORITY RAPID RESPONSE

FEMALE ONLY SECURE SPACES

SECURE PATHWAY AND RESOLUTION

HIGH VISIBILITY PATROLS

INTELLIGENCE GATHERING

COVERT THREAT MONITORING

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126 SECONDS AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME

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TWO SUPPORT AND RESPONSE VEHICLES

TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER EXEMPT

126 SECONDS AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME

Nightcare Hub

The Nightcare Hub located at 1 Royal Crescent in the town centre is a static CGST support facility. Whilst not currently offering a service for 'walk in' service users, the facility is open to the Guardian team, police and ambulance service who may return vulnerable individuals to a safe and supported environment.

Our thanks to the Royal Air Forces Association for the use of their space and thanks to Cheltenham BID for their sponsorship of the facility and ongoing support.

IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH

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CONTACT THE TEAM

Please do not use this form to request assistance. This is for non-urgent messages only that do not require an immediate response. Please allow 72 hours for a response.

If you need to contact the duty team on Saturday night and Sunday morning between 10pm and 5am please call 01242 350 330. Calls made to this number outside of duty hours will be put through to our messaging service.

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