Launched in 2015, Are You OK?  Opens in a new window is a website that offers support, advice and resources around domestic abuse and sexual violence for both the public and professionals.

Ask for Angela is a safeguarding initiative which aims to combat sexual violence and abuse.  Adopted by licensed premises, the campaign displays posters encouraging customers to approach staff members and ask for ‘Angela’ if they feel unsafe whilst on a night out.  Ask for Angela was first adopted by the Torbay Best Bar None Group in 2017 and currently has over 21 premises signed up to the scheme.

BBN UK is a nationally accredited scheme supported by the Home Office and aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. The scheme is run by licensed premises and locally supported by the CSP.

We have provided funding towards the implementation of body worn cameras which are utilised by council staff such as parking enforcement officers, dog warden, security and town centre staff. The use of cameras act as a deterrent and has seen a reduction in aggression and conflict displayed by members of the public as well as providing crucial evidence in criminal proceedings.

One of the main element of our Prevent Work is a programme called Channel. Channel is a voluntary, confidential process which operates throughout England and Wales to safeguard people identified as being at risk of being drawn into terrorism.

A referral can come from anyone who is concerned about a person they know who may be at risk, whether a family member, friend, colleague or concerned professional.

Channel is a statutory duty of the local authority and is chaired by a council representative. Torbay Council works with multi‐agency partners to collectively assess the risk to an individual and decide whether an intervention is necessary.

Participation in the Channel programme is voluntary and confidential and is not a criminal sanction. The Channel programme provides tailored and wide-ranging support which is monitored and reviewed regularly by the Channel panel.

If you are concerned that someone you know may be at risk of being drawn into terrorism you can:

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme encouraging carers, family members and friends to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing. This simple risk reduction tool has been rolled out by the CSP in collaboration with Devon & Cornwall Police to the Torbay care manager’s network and wider adult safeguarding teams.

For more information visit the Devon and Cornwall Police website.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

  • Prevent - To stope people becoming terrorist or supporting terrorism
  • Prepare - To mitigate the impact of terrorism
  • Protect - To strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack
  • Pursue - To stop terrorist attacks

Prevent aims to stop people from being exposed to extreme ideologies, or becoming involved in or supporting terrorist activity. It is an approach that involves many agencies and communities, to safeguard people who may be at risk of radicalisation.
The Prevent strategy covers all types of extremism, both domestic violent and non-violent extremism, including the extreme right wing, Islamist militantism and other causes.

Terrorism is a very real threat to all our communities and terrorists seek to exploit those who are most vulnerable. That is why it is vital that we all work together to support those who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism – whatever section of society they may be from.

We have a responsibility to ensure that people are prevented from being drawn into extremism or terrorism. Find out how you can ACT.

Street Pastors are a national scheme first established in London in 2003. Torbay Street Pastors are visible during Friday and Saturday nights and engage with people on the streets to care, listen, and help them. They work closely with the police, local authority, NHS, and licensed premises, and greatly reduce the burden place on the emergency services

We recognise trauma and Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) as a key cross cutting theme affecting many aspects of partnership working.

Trauma is defined as an emotional wound, resulting from a shocking event or multiple and repeated life-threatening and/or extremely frightening experience that cause lasting negative effects on a person. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful events occuring in childhood such as: Domestic Violence, neglect, sexual abuse, substance misuse, or parental incarceration.

ACEs have been found to have lifelong impacts and can lead to substantial and lasting damage on brain development of the individual.  As such, the experience of trauma and/or ACEs has been identified as highly prevalent amongst homelessness and incarceration cohorts.

We are working with partners to develop a local training package that assist members of the public and professionals better understand Trauma and ACEs.