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Protective security

What is Protect?

Protect is part of CONTEST counter-terrorism strategy and its aim is to keep the public safe by strengthening the protection against a terrorist attack.It focuses on improving security at crowded places by working closely with a wide range of partners including the local authority, police, public and private sectors.

How can Tower Hamlets help me protect against an attack?

Tower Hamlets is in a unique position of having a Protective Security Manager employed by the council. Their remit includes providing security advice and support to local businesses, faith institutions and the council.

Security for places of worship

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, the council of Mosques and the East London Mosque met with community leaders to talk about options to help protect faith buildings and those who want to worship in peace.

The meeting was used to offer reassurance to community leaders and share information about support the council and police could offer.

The government has since announced that £1.6 million would be made available to faith organisations. When the government agrees the application process, details will be available at GOV.UK.

For more information, please refer to the useful contact and useful information section.

How can I sign up to counter-terrorism training?

ACT Awareness eLearning is a new counter-terrorism awareness product designed for all UK based companies and organisations to help better understand and mitigate against current terrorist methodology.

Online training is free of charge and available on the act awareness section of the GOV.UK website.

What should I do in the event of an attack?

Know what steps to take to keep you safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.

Run, Hide and Tell image graphic showing details on what to do in the event of an attack

For more information and video on what to do in the event of an attack, please visit stay safe on the GOV.UK website.

Guidance documents

Useful contact

To find out more information on the referral process, please view the Protective Security Referral Flowchart. 

To get in touch, please fill in the Protective Security crime referral form  and send to:

Artur Pankowski - Protective Security and Crime Prevention Manager
Email Artur.Pankowski@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Useful information