PLAIN-CLOTHED SAFEGUARDING IN CHELTENHAM'S NIGHT-TIME ECONOMY
The Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team is deploying a specialist team of plain-clothed female safeguarding officers into Cheltenham's town centre venues to help prevent spiking and sexual offences.
Working closely with venue management our officers will be looking for the early signs of vulnerability and criminality directed toward women and girls. Any situations of concern that our officers identify will be escalated to venue security, our uniformed Guardian team and the police if necessary.
CGST joint operations director Terry Howard said: "Project Eve will become a permanent and priority tasking for the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team as part of our India Protocol safeguarding service delivery. By utilising plain-clothed officers we can extend the reach of our already comprehensive safety net thereby increasing the safety and security of women inside of venues".
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER WITH THE PROJECT EVE TEAM IN CHELTENHAM
We are looking for a small number of focused, dynamic and compassionate females aged between 18 and 26 to join the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team as a specialist volunteer. You will receive bespoke training to become part of the covert team that are the eyes and ears of the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team INSIDE of Cheltenham's town centre venues. Working alongside experienced Guardian mentor officers you will help identify any vulnerability or criminality such as spiking and sexual harassment directed towards women and report this directly to venue security, uniformed Guardians or the police.
You will have NO contact with perpetrators.
You will be a confident female aged between 18 and 26 with an eye for detail and excellent social and communication skills. You will be familiar with the night-time economy environment and be comfortable inside of busy venues.
If you can commit to at least 6 hours every 6 weeks we would love to hear from you.
To apply to become a Project Eve volunteer please email email@example.com.