Thomas - my first point of call would be guidance issued by the Authority to officers to cover lone working arrangements etc to extract what may be relevant for Councillors.
I would guess that in many cases, the situations eg home visits, evening activity etc would be the same and then you'd be protecting both officers and members jointly within the same policy.
You could look to offer personal safety training for Councillors but as with all Member training, attendance can be hit and miss, particularly when it is not compulsory.
thancock7 Wrote:Currently we(Bournemouth Council) are having a think around security arrangements surrouding councillors out and about (e.g at surgeries, home visits and general safety). There seems to be very limited guidance and advice as to what steps to take to ensure safety of councillors in these situations.
Does anyone have any advice on this issue, or are there any reports or guidance from other local authoritites or national bodies surrounding this issue?
(Intern - Bournemouth Borough Council)