Stay Safe When Meeting Someone In A Bar Or Club

When you are in a bar or club try not to leave your drink unattended or accept drinks or drugs from someone without knowing where they came from. If you do begin to feel unwell contact a member of staff in the club and ask for medical attention.  Don’t accept an invitation to go home with someone if you feel unwell.

When you meet a stranger you want to leave a club or bar with, try to introduce them to a friend before you leave, or let someone you know, maybe a barman or doorman, know you are leaving together. If you live alone and are taking them home, mention that you have a flat mate who is probably in (or a friend sleeping on your sofa) – even if you don’t. Someone who intends robbing or harming you may be deterred if they think you have company.

If going to a stranger’s place, think about getting their address before you go and leave it with a friend. Use your judgement and trust your instincts – if you feel unsafe, say you’ve changed your mind.  Again, your judgement may be impaired if you are drunk/have taken drugs.