FOI Request - Advice to Elected Members
Can you please provide the text of any advice issued to elected members, cabinet holders or ministers, to keep themselves safe while meeting members of the public or in other public forums. I am thinking particularly of advice to protect themselves from attacks, be it terrorism-related or a ‘lone wolf’ scenario, such as the death of Jo Cox MP.
I appreciate there may be some sensitivity here and you will not want to divulge information that you believe needs to be kept secret in order to keep people safe.
No advice is issued specifically to Councillors, however guidance on dealing with work related violence and lone working are available on the Council's intranet. Please find copies of these documents here and here.