Presentation on theme: "1 / / Menu PrevNext This will help them deal with incidents in a way that will: ●ensure the safety of customers ●reduce the number of people who have become."— Presentation transcript:
1 / / Menu PrevNext This will help them deal with incidents in a way that will: ●ensure the safety of customers ●reduce the number of people who have become victims of crime in the night-time economy ●reduce the risk of future incidents. Vulnerable people and sexual exploitation A vulnerable person is someone who is at risk of harm. CCTV operators need to recognise customers who may be vulnerable.
2 CQ / / Menu PrevNext What factors can make a person vulnerable? ●Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs ●Being alone or receiving unwanted attention ●Potential victims of domestic violence ●Age of the person ●Presence of a sexual predator.
3 / / Menu PrevNext Refusing entry and ejection When refusing entry or ejecting someone vulnerable from a venue, the following should be considered: ●do they require medical attention? ●do they have their coat and belongings? ●are their friends nearby? ●are they under the influence of alcohol or drugs? ●are they being followed? ●is the person under 18? ●do they have uncoordinated movement?
4 CQ / / Menu PrevNext What are the options that a security operative should consider when ejecting or refusing entry to a vulnerable person? ●Is there a relative you can call to assist? ●Can a taxi be called? ●Use ‘safe havens’ or other local initiatives run by organisations such as St John Ambulance ●Seek assistance from the police ●Seek the help of local schemes active in the area.
5 / / Menu PrevNext Target victims Sexual predators may select or target victims based on: ●race ●vulnerability ●what is available ●gender ●location ●appearance ●time of day.
6 CQ / / Menu PrevNext How can a sexual predator be spotted? ●Often a lone male seen to be pestering or following a customer or member of staff ●They may be carrying a drug such as Rohypnol ●Heavily intoxicated female leaving the premises with a male ●A regular attendee at the venue who often leaves with a different person, particularly if the person seems to be intoxicated.
7 CQ / / Menu PrevNext What action can be taken? ●Approach the vulnerable person to assess their safety, inform the venue management or call the police ●If drugs are found that you think might be Rohypnol or a similar drug that you feel may be used to facilitate a crime, call the police.
8 CQ / / Menu PrevNext What are the warning signs that child exploitation is taking place? ●Older non-intoxicated men escorting children and young people who are intoxicated ●Children or young people in the company of older people or anti-social groups ●Young people acting in an inappropriate and sexualised way with adults or older people.
9 CQ / / Menu PrevNext What are the visible signs that children are being trafficked? ●Young people checking into accommodation with older men ●Children and young people arriving and departing a location with different adults on the same day or over a period of time ●Children and young people getting into and out of a number of different cars.
10 CQ / / Menu PrevNext What are the signs that children are being sexually exploited? ●Developing expensive new habits ●Young people spending time with new anti-social groups ●Behavioural changes that are uncharacteristic ●Spending unexplained time away ●Acting in an inappropriate and sexualised way ●Self-harming or suicide attempts ●Showing fear in certain company ●Having cuts and bruises from assaults ●Having unaffordable new items.
11 / / Menu PrevNext Suspected exploitation? Security staff who suspect that child sexual exploitation is taking place should contact the police If they want to remain anonymous, they can call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.