Due to the coronavirus pandemic our service has been suspended until 21 June 2021

India Protocol

lone female safeguarding


Protecting women and girls from violence and harassment

India's legacy in Cheltenham

In January 2016, India Eve Chipchase was raped and murdered after she was lured away from outside of a night club in Northampton by a sexual predator.

India was failed that fateful night. A lack of proactive engagement with the clearly vulnerable India by ENTE resources ensured a sexual predator was given the opportunity to extinguish this young life. India was 20 years old.

We have vowed to protect young women in Cheltenham. Proactive engagement with lone females by our safeguarding team within the evening and night-time economy environment is helping to keep our kids safe.


Whilst the India Protocol is a priority for the team our safeguarding remit extends to all patrons of the ENTE, visitors and residents too, regardless of age, sex or status.


For every ten proactive India Protocol approaches we make around three will result in further action or intervention by our experienced safeguarding team.

The proactive engagement of lone females by uniformed Guardian officers helps to counter negative issues before they are given the opportunity to escalate.

Reactive responses by our team to emergencies already underway are always swift and professional. Once in our care our service users can be assured of their safety, their security, and a protected pathway to resolving the emergency.

Currently, all but one of our officers are female which reflects the female-centric work we undertake.

Sharing our success

We are committed to working with any law enforcement agency, local authority or care provider that wishes to explore the possibility of implementing the India Protocol in their own night-time economy. If you would like to find out further information please contact: operations@cheltenhamguardians.org.  


The India Protocol is operated in memory of India Eve Chipchase. 

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