Published: 17 Sep 2023 in

At Carter Security, we are not just security officers; we are your trusted guardians. With over 30 years of experience in providing exceptional security to pubs, clubs, and bars, we understand the importance of creating safe spaces for everyone. In today's world, where stories of sexual assault and harassment fill the headlines, we believe it's crucial to shed light on initiatives like the 'Ask for Angela' scheme and the 'Angel Shot' phrase that can help individuals stay safe, with our support.

What is the 'Ask for Angela' Scheme?

The 'Ask for Angela' scheme is a simple yet effective safety initiative that aims to protect individuals, especially those in vulnerable situations, from harm while they are out at bars, clubs, or pubs. It allows anyone who feels unsafe to discreetly ask for help without drawing unwanted attention.

If someone is in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation, they can approach the bar staff or security guards and 'Ask for Angela.' This code phrase signals to the staff that the individual needs assistance in a discreet and non-confrontational manner. The trained staff will then discreetly escort the person to safety or provide assistance as required. All Carter Security guards are trained in this.

The 'Angel Shot'

The 'Angel Shot' is another ingenious method that individuals can use to communicate their distress or need for help without alerting potential threats. When someone orders an 'Angel Shot' at the bar, it serves as a silent distress signal to the bartender or security personnel.

Depending on the agreed-upon protocol, the 'Angel Shot' can mean different things:
- An 'Angel Shot straight up' may signal the need for an immediate escort to safety.
- An 'Angel Shot with ice' could mean a call for a cab or a safe ride home.
- An 'Angel Shot with lime' might signify the need to involve the authorities.

At Carter Security, we take these signals seriously. Our well-trained security officers are always on alert, ready to respond swiftly and discreetly to ensure the safety of anyone who needs our assistance.

Why Trust Carter Security?

Carter Security has been a respected security provider for over three decades. We have earned our reputation by consistently delivering top-notch security services to pubs, clubs, and bars across various communities. Our commitment to safety and professionalism extends to our involvement in initiatives like the 'Ask for Angela' scheme and the 'Angel Shot.'

When you see our security officers on duty, you can trust that they are not just there to maintain order; they are there to ensure the safety and well-being of your staff and customers. Our officers are trained to handle delicate situations with discretion and empathy, making it easier for individuals to seek help when needed.

To discuss your security needs, request a quote, or explore how we can tailor our services to your establishment, please visit our website.

Alternatively, if you're looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up-to-date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract our staff, we invest in their training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.