I read in Sunday’s paper about a man who held a party for his 17-year-old daughter.
This father assaulted a female guest and digitally raped another while she slept.
He has now been convicted
Parents must be extremely careful with regard to adults who assist at parties (as well as their roles on the day).
Most adults can run a bar or do the rounds of a venue.
But when it comes to checking bathrooms, bedrooms, dim corners and other areas hazardous to young women, you don’t want any old bloke sniffing around.
Teens alone in dark, unfamiliar surroundings (especially if intoxicated or scantily clad) are extremely vulnerable to opportunistic attack.
Therefore, checks on their welfare should be performed by female crowd controllers or parents who have a Working With Children Check.
For every event I handle, my team includes female staff for gender-specific spot checks.
When you think about it, this is safest way to go.
Naomi Oakley, Managing Director, U-NOME Security Communication Specialists.