With the party season approaching, please follow the simple steps below to help ensure your personal safety.
It’s important to take personal safety seriously and a few simple
precautions can help lower your chances of becoming a victim of
When out and about you should:
• stick to busy, well-lit areas, look self-confident and walk with
• consider places of safety along your route, such as a friend’s house
or shops, where you could seek help if necessary
• keep your purse, wallet, money and valuables out of sight
• keep bags closed, zipped and buckled
• avoid walking and talking on your mobile phone
• wear your bag across your chest, so that it can’t be pulled from
• never leave bags unattended
• carry only the amount of money that you need
If someone tries to take something from you, let them have it. Don’t
put yourself at risk of being hurt by trying to hold on to it. Throw the
item on the ground in front of you, run away and shout loudly to
draw attention to what is happening.
If you think you’re being followed, cross over the road to see if they
follow you. If you’re still worried, don’t wait around. Go into a pub,
shop or other busy public place. Call a friend to meet you there and
report it to the police.