Stay Safe | Counter Terrorism Policing

Stay Safe Abroad

Before you head off on holiday this summer, there are 3 things you should do:

  • Check the latest UK Foreign Office Travel Advice for the country you are visiting
  • Make sure you have adequate travel insurance – check the small print
  • Watch our holiday safety film

Advice for holidaymakers

The chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident are still low but sadly we have seen atrocities take place in the UK and abroad, so it is important everyone stays alert and knows what to do if the worst was to happen.

We offer this advice in the same way airlines show a safety video before take-off. They do not expect anything bad to happen but it is a sensible safety precaution to show people what to do.

While there is no specific intelligence that British holidaymakers will be targeted, this film highlights the steps you can take to minimise the impact of an attack – including knowing the local emergency services number.

If you here gunshots you should:
RUN – to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.
HIDE – it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn your phone to silent and use only when it is safe to do so.
TELL – Make sure you know the local emergency numbers in the country you are travelling to. For all EU countries call 112.

Advice for young people

We have teamed up with TV stars, sporting heroes and influential figures to launch a series of films designed to teach young people how to keep safe in a gun or knife terror attack.

The message is simple: RUN if they are able to, HIDE if they can not, and TELL police of the threat only when it is safe to do so.

We also advise to warn others about an on-going threat and NOT to stop and use mobile phones until safely away from danger.

Educational Material

We appreciate that talking to young people about terrorism can be scary, for parents and children alike.

But the atrocities in London and Manchester have sadly resulted in some of the youngest victims of terror this country has ever seen, and if we are able to teach children to act in a way which could potentially save their lives then it is our responsibility to do so.

Our collaboration with the PSHE Association and NSPCC has created educational material to take terrorism safety advice into the UK’s classrooms and youth organisations for the first time.

Know The Game Plan

We are working with Premier League, English Football League, Premiership Rugby, England & Wales Cricket Board and the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club to improve stadium security and keep supporters safe.

The campaign is centered around the message Know The Game Plan and highlights simple advice for supporters attending events to remain vigilant and play their part in keeping events safe.

Remember: Security is a team effort.