Who Can Be A Street Angel?
Plenty of people are needed to run the scheme! We need people who can come out on patrol – once every four weeks – as well as those who would like to provide back-up prayer support or financial support.
Now is a good time to get in touch. Training sessions will be starting soon!
Requirements for Street Angels
Each person who wishes to be a Street Angel must:
- Be 18 years or over
- Fill in an application form and have two positive references from their minister or a community leader and another responsible member of the community.
- Undergo a DBS check.
- Attend the Street Angels Training Programme, usually one evening a week for two hours, lasting approximately eight weeks.
- Be willing to meet 30 minutes before and after going out, this will include the briefing/debriefing and a time to pray together.
- Be able to work in a team of three to five people.
- Be available to go out at night on a regular basis, at least monthly.
- Wear the Street Angels uniform when on duty
- Have access to contact numbers for other agencies eg Cambridge Centre, taxi firms, (They are in the handbook).
- Be physically able to patrol the designated route through Whitby between the hours of 21:30 – 2:00.
- Be willing to seek and build relationships in the area: businesses, shop keepers, local schools, families, police, youth workers etc
- Be able to respond positively to questions about the Christian faith.
Five Core Values
These are the core values held by the Street Angels. They are common to many community organisations. Street Angels will seek to uphold these values at all times:
- The sacredness and sanctity of human life.
- Valuing and honouring the community
- Being a person of integrity
- Taking personal responsibility
- The growth and development of the individual to their fullest potential.
What do we expect to achieve?
- A Safer Community with people feeling safer.
- A Reduction in street crime.
- A reduction in anti-social Behaviour
- A Positive outlook toward the Church
- An improvement in Church / Community links.
- Improved co-ordination and communication between different agencies.
- More effective use of the Police & emergency services
- A reduction in call outs of the emergency services
- Help for the vulnerable
- Visitors to Whitby feeling welcomed and cared for in the night time economy