Religious Buildings: Security:Written question - 426

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Asked on: 21 June 2017
Home Office
Religious Buildings: Security
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of security at places of worship.
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Answered by: Sarah Newton
Answered on: 26 June 2017

The government has made available to all crowded places, including places of worship, detailed on-line guidance to help locations understand their own protective security needs and to identify proportionate measures that they can take to reduce their vulnerability while remaining welcoming to worshippers. Many places of worship have also received bespoke security advice from specially trained police advisors.

The places of worship security funding scheme was launched in July 2016 as one of the key actions in the Hate Crime Action Plan to help protect places of worship against hate crime by providing protective security measures, such as CCTV cameras, locks or fencing to places of worship.

On the 22 June we announced an additional £1m will be made available for the protection of places of worship, this will further enable assessments of the adequacy of security available at places of worship. Details of how to apply for this funding will be published shortly.

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