South Western Railway is recognized for its commitment to protecting vulnerable people | So Good News


The scheme recognizes the need to support the most vulnerable in society on the railway. In securing the accreditation, SWR said its approach to: promoting the wellbeing of vulnerable people in need of help and support; reduce and prevent the likelihood of harm where possible; reduce the impact and effects of harm; and training colleagues in ways to spot vulnerable people. Key elements of the program include clear guidelines, responsible management and a dedicated and ongoing training program for all colleagues.

The announcement came on White Ribbon Day, November 25, which promotes the White Ribbon Campaign’s mission to end violence against women and girls.

Claire Mann, Chief Executive of South Western Railway, said: “We are proud to have achieved British Transport Police’s Safeguarding in Rail accreditation, which reflects the important work that so many colleagues have done to ensure we are doing all we can to protect vulnerable people on our railway. Safeguarding is something we take incredibly seriously.’

Two of the South Western Railways’ Railway Society Officers

Paul Furnell, BTP Detective Chief Constable, added: “It is only together that we can ensure the most vulnerable members of society are protected while traveling on the railway. I would like to thank South Western Railway for their strong commitment to safeguarding and congratulate them on achieving their Safeguarding on Rail Scheme accreditation. Your support, the work of our partner organizations and the efforts of our officers will help ensure that the railway is safe for everyone.’


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