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Saturday 13 April 2024

Safeguarding Women In Brighton With Life-Changing App & Access To Safe Spaces

A partnership between personal safety app WalkSafe and Admiral has proved vital in safeguarding women in Brighton and now women in the area are being urged to download the free app and use the Safe Spaces initiative. 

Walk Safe Founder Emma Kay

Many women in Brighton have sought refuge and help from attacks, including rape and domestic violence,  since the collaboration launched in June, with ten cases reported  nationwide to police where victims used the safe spaces to escape assault and avoid harassment. 

The innovative and free-to-download app WalkSafe+, founded by Emma Kay, a dedicated advocate for personal safety, empowers users to plan their routes and stay safe while walking outside alone. 

Featuring tracking insights from community sources, WalkSafe also offers a unique safe-spaces feature, providing users with the location for a place of refuge in times of distress or danger.

Admiral, with over 230 well-positioned venues across the UK including two sites in Brighton, has emerged as a key ally in WalkSafe's mission to enhance public safety. 

Moreover, the firm has undertaken comprehensive training of its staff to effectively assist vulnerable WalkSafe users, ensuring a supportive environment within its premises.

The women and others who have sought refuge, where appropriate police or medical assistance has been quickly arranged to support them. 

Admiral Regional Operations Director, Kevin Farnsworth said: 

"We take our responsibilities as an integral part of the UK's night time economy very seriously and in Brighton. 

"That's why we provide open, well-lit premises with around-the-clock CCTV coverage. 

"It's also why we're incredibly proud to be extending our relationship with WalkSafe for at least another 24 months."

Other companies that want to be part of the WalkSafe Safe Spaces initiatives should contact support@walksafe.io  and users can download the WalkSafe app from http://www.walksafe.io/ 

by: Mike Cobley




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