Active Bystander Training
30 October 2023
TfL is funding hundreds of places on free training sessions to empower people to take action to prevent or reduce harm when they encounter hate crime.
The free 3-hour interactive course is led by identity-based violence prevention charity, Protection Approaches and has been developed in partnership with Britain’s East and Southeast Asian Network (besea.n). It is aimed at all Londoners and requires no previous knowledge, experience or training and explores what it means to be an active bystander or ally, how to safely stand up for victims and what people can do if they are the victim.
A hate crime is any crime perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. Sadly, with recent tensions in the Middle East, there has been a rise in incidents across the transport network. The transport watchdog’s Personal Security report showed that 63 per cent of passengers would feel more confident in intervening in an incident on public transport if they had more information on how to help.
More information about dates, the course content and how to sign up is available here.
Also, a reminder that our Street Team is on patrol in the area seven days a week should you see anything suspicious or antisocial behaviour that you are concerned about – more information including how to contact the team is available here. We also send a weekly operations update to security and facilities contacts, detailing forthcoming events and protests of note that may impact business operations across the area, as well as any relevant training coming up related to security and business continuity. If you would like to receive this mailout, please get in touch with us here.
Always report crime to the police. In an emergency dial 999 and in a non-emergency 101, or you can report crime using the Met Police’s online form here. Online reports of crime are dealt with the same way as those reported over the phone.