Ask for Angela

By “Asking for Angela”, an individual is alerting staff that they require help. Inform your stuff about this highly effective scheme available throughout the year in pubs and clubs across the UK.
24 March 2021

WAVE Training & Ask for Angela 

WAVE (Welfare and Vulnerability Engagement) presentations and toolkits focus on spotting and preventing vulnerability in the night time economy. 

Ask For Angela is a safety word that can be used by patrons to alert staff at the that they are in need of help. This highly effective scheme is also available throughout the year in pubs and clubs across the UK. The ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative aims to reduce sexual violence and vulnerability by providing customers with a non-descript phrase they can use to gain assistance from staff members in order to be separated from the company of someone with whom they feel unsafe due to that person’s actions, words or behaviour.

By “Asking for Angela”, an individual is alerting staff that they require help. They will be taken aside, or to a safer location, so they can speak in confidence to that staff member about what assistance they need. Posters making them aware of this can be displayed in toilets. Guidance & Posters can be downloaded below. 

The Metropolitan Police Service is working with venues across London to help prevent and reduce sexual violence and vulnerability.

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