In a continued bid to keep you safe on a night out in Wrexham, door supervisors have recently taken part in some extra training.

“Recognise and support people who become vulnerable”

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety said, “It is fantastic that our door supervisors are working closely with the Council as well as North Wales Police Crime Prevention Initiative to ensure that people on a night out in Wrexham are kept safe.

“The training will help door staff to recognise and support people who become vulnerable on a night out and will in turn ensure that everyone who enjoys having a night out in Wrexham has a safe night out.”

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The training included raising awareness of how to help visitors to Wrexham’s night time economy who may be vulnerable due to a variety of reasons such as drinking too much alcohol, losing their friends or being underage. The training also covered being aware of the potential for sexual predators and child sexual exploitation.

Recognising signs of vulnerability

Ann Williams, North Wales Police Eastern Licensing Officer said “Our Door security firms also contributed to the production of a Vulnerability Code ‘See, Intervene, Act (S.I.A). This code was designed to assist door supervisors in responding effectively and promptly with incidents involving vulnerable individuals.  A pocked sized version of this code was provided to all door staff. We hope that the code, along with the training will help support door staff to recognise signs of vulnerability and ensure Wrexham remains a safe place for a night out.”

The training was part of Wrexham Council and North Wales Police crime prevention initiative “Drink Less, Enjoy More”, which is aimed at encouraging people to have a fun and safe night out by raising awareness that people are more vulnerable when they have drunk too much alcohol and are at  an increased risk of a sexual or violent assault.

More information about the Drink Less Enjoy More campaign can be found HERE.

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