who we are and what we do

about cheltenham guardians

Cheltenham Guardians CERT is a community emergency response team based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Our primary function is to provide advanced and emergency safeguarding and welfare services in Cheltenham's night time economy.


We work closely with Gloucestershire Constabulary and Cheltenham Safe as part of a wider structured response to Cheltenham's night time economy. The service we provide is reliant upon a team of remarkable volunteers who give their time freely in the service of others.


We receive no funding from local or national government or the emergency services.


Cheltenham Guardians CERT is a charitable community initiative of Aurora Community Safeguarding Limited.

India Protocol

The India Protocol is a common sense advanced safeguarding system that has comprehensively increased the safety and security of lone females in Cheltenham's night time economy. 


Created by Terry Howard the founder of Cheltenham Guardians CERT after the rape and murder of India Eve Chipchase in 2016, the India Protocol is the primary function of the organisation.

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