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 shops 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. Shops taking part will display a sticker in their window and a full list of shops can be found below:
- Bouverie Place Management Suite
- Cards Direct
- JD Sports
- New Look
- Sports Direct
- 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: