Introducing the

Cheltenham Guardians

Safeguarding Team



Who are we?

We are one of the United Kingdom's leading volunteer ENTE (Evening and Night-Time Economy) safeguarding and welfare service providers.

Since our launch in 2015 we have ensured the safety of thousands of young adults and have saved the emergency services over £1million and thousands of duty hours.

We operate in strategic partnership with Gloucestershire Constabulary and Cheltenham Borough Council in Cheltenham's award winning evening and night-time economy.


Delivering robust, innovative and dynamic safeguarding solutions into the third busiest ENTE in the South West of England, Cheltenham Guardians are the 'go to' safeguarding team for the emergency services and wider Cheltenham community.


Pioneering proactivity

Our core mission the India Protocol is the most successful lone female safeguarding initiative in the United Kingdom. Launched after the rape and murder of India Chipchase in Northampton in 2016 the India Protocol has redefined dynamic care within a busy night-time economy environment.


Proactive engagement of lone females within the night-time economy environment reduces the risk of harm and increases safety and security.


One in every three proactive contacts we undertake results in further action or intervention by our welfare officers.

Full spectrum capability

Our ability to respond to a wide range of incidents and emergencies in the ENTE environment makes us a valuable asset to the community we proudly serve and an important strategic partner to the police and local authority.

We are equipped to deal with most events and emergencies in the night-time economy environment.


From low level care to high risk India Protocol interventions our team are ready and capable to deal with any evolving challenge or scenario.

Our support and response vehicle is equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED), critical bleed kits and 'mission specific' first aid components should a medical response be required. Whilst not medics ourselves, our team are trained to provide immediate aid to casualties pending the arrival of paramedics.


We are making

a huge difference...

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Our team of specialist welfare officers are amongst the most experienced and capable distress care responders in the United Kingdom.


Delivering an unrivaled service we are an essential component of the policing and care provision in Cheltenham's vibrant night-time economy. 

Community is

at the heart of

everything we do

We are very grateful to the Cheltenham community for its continued support. We are driven by a strong desire to keep our wonderful community and its young adults safe.


"Cheltenham Guardians take supporting the police and the community to another level"

Assistant Chief Constable Julian Moss

- Gloucestershire Constabulary

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© 2021 Cheltenham Guardians Integrated Urban Safeguarding Team. Cheltenham Guardians is a philanthropic community initiative

Cheltenham Guardians are in no way affiliated with the Alliance of Guardian Angels (Guardian Angels) non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization of the USA