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Protect Duty

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Summary

We are seeking views on how the Protect Duty can make the public safer at publicly accessible locations.

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Consultation description

This consultation is open to the public, and is targeted at:

  • venues
  • organisations
  • businesses
  • local authorities
  • public authorities
  • individuals

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
  • festivals
  • music venues
  • hotels
  • pubs
  • clubs
  • bars
  • casinos
  • high streets
  • retail stores
  • shopping centres and markets
  • schools and universities
  • medical centres and hospitals
  • places of worship
  • government offices
  • job centres
  • transport hubs
  • parks
  • beaches
  • 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.

Documents

Protect Duty consultation document

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Protect Duty consultation document (Welsh)

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Published 26 February 2021
Last updated 3 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Welsh translation added.

  2. First published.