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Ask for Angela

We have joined together with licensed venues and security staff across Northern Ireland to help keep people safe while enjoying a night out.

The safety initiative ‘Ask for Angela’ is being rolled out to bars, clubs and other licensed businesses across Northern Ireland.

Who Can Ask For Angela?

Anyone who is feeling unsafe, vulnerable or threatened can discreetly seek help by approaching venue staff and asking them for ‘Angela’. This code-phrase will indicate to staff that you require help, and a trained member of staff will then look to support and assist you. This might be through reuniting you with a friend, seeing you to a taxi, or by calling venue security and/or Police.

Training for Businesses

Venues that support ‘Ask for Angela’ have been given access to a training package, giving their staff the ability to help customers who may be in a situation that makes them feel vulnerable or unsafe.

The training explores what vulnerability is, how to identify it and appropriate interventions to take. A range of online assets are available for download.

To register your venue to take part and to be given access to the training and publicity materials, visit the Hospitality Ulster website

Registered Venues

Local venues across Northern Ireland have already received training and registered as part of the Northern Irish Ask for Angela scheme.

Find your nearest venue:

Ask for Angela Toolkit

The ‘Ask for Angela’ Safety Initiative is being rolled out to bars, clubs and other licensed businesses across Northern Ireland. The Police Service of Northern Ireland's Ask for Angela toolkit encompasses a series of new assets and messaging that you can use to help reach all communities. 

Please download and share the graphics outlined in our toolkit so that we can reach as many people with this message as possible.

Ask for Angela Toolkit