Safeguarding on Transport programme

Millions of people use the railway in England, Scotland and Wales every day. Some of those people are vulnerable and rely on the police and our partners to help them and keep them safe.

We’ve teamed up with Railway Children  – a charity that supports children who run away or are forced to leave home – to develop the Safeguarding on Transport programme. Together, we work to raise awareness across the rail industry about how to identify and protect people at risk on our rail network.

The programme originally focused on working with children, but the approach was so successful, we widened it out to include vulnerable adults too.


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How it works

Together, we train individuals working in the rail industry to become Safeguarding on Transport Champions. We rely on them to then share their knowledge with others working in their organisation and help us reach thousands of people working across the industry.

Our champions train others to:

  • be aware of vulnerable people on transport
  • be concerned about their welfare
  • listen to what they have to say
  • reassure, showing kindness and consideration
  • report concerns to BTP

Find out more about our Safeguarding on Transport programme

Contact Us

To report a crime or incident, call

0800 40 50 40

or text 61016

In an emergency call 999

More information and support