Safe space scheme: Ask for Angela


Safe space, ask for angela

Ask for Angela is a safe space scheme to help anyone feeling anxious, overwhelmed or worried about their personal safety.

Retailers in Bouverie Square, Folkestone have joined the scheme which has previously operated only in bars and clubs.

Anyone that is feeling unsafe or worried can approach employees in organisations and businesses taking part in the scheme and ‘Ask for Angela’. Staff will recognise that this is a code-phrase and that the person requires help and possibly a place of safety. Retailers and organisations taking part will display a sticker in their window and a full list of participants can be found below:

  • Folkestone & Hythe District Council Civic Centre
  • Kent Police Station
  • Urban Pastors
  • Rainbow Centre
  • ASDA
  • Bouverie Place Management Suite
  • Cards Direct
  • Choice
  • Frizbee
  • JD Sports
  • New Look
  • Poundland
  • Sports Direct
  • Starbucks
  • TK Maxx

More shops will join the scheme in the coming months once their staff have undergone training.

Anyone concerned about domestic abuse or violence against girls and women can find out more on our dedicated pages referenced below:

If you're interested in receiving training and being apart of this important scheme, you can contact our community safety team with your organisation or business details so we can help get you started. Just email