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Seminar: Personal Safety for Councillors

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251 Pentonville Road


N1 9NG

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This is an essential programme for Councillors who are looking for ways to improve their personal safety.

Designed to sit within any Council’s Lone Working and Personal Safety policies, the session is based on sensible advice and established good practice. Much of this has its origins within Police advice and guidance from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

Programme Objectives

By the end of this programme delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the key issues Councillors can face when carrying out their role
  • Carry out formal risk assessments
  • Implement sensible safety precautions
  • Identify the importance of gut feel and instinct
  • Explain the steps to be taken to address cyber-bullies and trolls
  • Use internal reporting procedures.


10.15 am Coffee and registration

10.30 am Welcome


Objectives – personal and programme

10.45 am The Context

What is happening around us?

What situations are we exposed to as Councillors?

11.15 am Risk Assessment

An Introduction to Risk Assessment

Importance of risk assessing different activities

Practical exercise and review

12.00 noon Personal Safety and Early Choices

Good practice guide to working safely including:

Using public transport

Meeting people in their homes

Having visitors to our home


Walking, cycling and driving tips

1.00 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Technology

Use of mobile ‘phones and apps

Cyber Bullies and Trolling

2.15 pm Harassment and Stalking

Definition and legal protection

Steps to take

2.45 pm Taking Action

Importance of incident reporting

Coping with the aftermath of an incident

3.15 pm Key points from the session



3.30pm Close.

Who should attend?

This is a highly interactive session that has been developed for all councillors and officers.


Miranda Smythe

The course is facilitated by Miranda Smythe from The Baikie-Wood Consultancy Ltd. who has 30 years experience in writing and delivering personal development programmes.

Miranda uses many of the techniques herself and is an exceptionally fast reader. She has also used some of the study ideas when undertaking her own learning and research and is committed to sharing these incredibly useful and practical techniques with others.

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