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This is the government response to the public consultation on the Protect Duty that ran from 26 February 2021 to 2 July 2021. It provides a summary of the responses received on how the Protect Duty can make the public safer at publicly accessible locations.
This consultation is open to the public, and is targeted at:
- local authorities
- public authorities
who own or operate at publicly accessible locations or others that a ‘Protect Duty’ would potentially affect.
A publicly accessible location is defined as any place to which the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission.
Publicly accessible locations include a wide variety of everyday locations such as:
- sports stadiums
- music venues
- high streets
- retail stores
- shopping centres and markets
- schools and universities
- medical centres and hospitals
- places of worship
- government offices
- job centres
- transport hubs
- public squares and other open spaces
This list is by no means exhaustive, but it does demonstrate the diverse nature of publicly accessible locations.
We welcome responses from anyone with an interest in, or experience of, the areas being consulted on within this consultation.
The survey is likely to take around 30 minutes to complete, however this may vary with each respondent depending on how many questions are answered and the length of each answer. If you do not wish to answer all questions you should still continue to the end and press the final submit button for your partial response to be formally considered.
It may also be helpful to have information related to your business area at hand to be able to easily answer questions related to existing security measures and practices.