Safety & prevention

Below are some tips to help with your safety:

  • Be aware of your surrounding and recognise potential vulnerability
  • When home alone make sure all windows are doors are shut properly
  • Try to avoid travelling alone at night where possible
  • If you are walking at night, stick to well-lit, regular travelled paths try to avoid shortcuts
  • Do not accept lifts or walking accompaniments from people you do not know or who are casual acquaintances
  • When walking to a car or house always have your keys ready in your hand
  • Try to always make sure your mobile is charged and that you have money for a taxi
  • Let friends and people you trust know where you are going, who you will be with and when you might be home
  • If you feel concerns about a person or situation, trust your feelings and try to remove yourself and find a safe place
  • Alcohol and drugs can impair your judgment and ability to make clear decisions Consent cannot be given if someone is under the influence
  • If you use alcohol and drugs know your limits, if you are intoxicated call a taxi to drop you home
  • When being dropped off by a taxi or other transport ask the driver to wait until you are safely inside
  • When using a lift, if there is someone who makes you feel uneasy get off at the next floor and stand by the control panel

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-code-of-practice-for-victims-of-crime