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Former Police Officers Teach Young People Personal Safety Skills

Richard Nelson
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    A group of halow young people with a learning disability have recently successfully completed a personal safety skills course.

    Two former police officers, who now run a company called Shield Associates, met halow at a Surrey Chamber networking event and volunteered their time for the young people that halow supports.

    Shield Associates delivers a range of consultancy services, comprehensive and detailed risk assessment, bespoke training development and effective protection services to ensure the safety and security of individuals, and company employees. Most of the trainers are former senior Metropolitan police officers and Special Forces personnel.

    The two sessions Shield ran for halow covered a range of topics, tips and techniques including what individuals should do in a confrontational situation – how to try and avoid it and how to remove yourself from it if it should happen. It also covered security in and around the house which was of particular interest to the young people.

    halow young people not only enjoyed the two sessions, they also got expert, practical advice that they can use in the unlikely event of a potentially hostile situation. One of the young people, Chim said: “I really enjoyed the course, it was fun and very useful – I now know how to get out of a bad situation.”

    Another halow young person, Jay commented: “the course was good and the teachers were very nice. It can be scary but the things they showed us were clear and sensible.”