People will be able to go to the bar and “Ask for Angela” – a phrase aimed at alerting bar staff to the cry for help.
Bars, clubs and pubs in London are being encouraged to sign up to the safety initiative.
People will then be taken to a safe location where they can speak in private about the help they need.
Asking for Angela's posters will be put around bars and pubs
People will be able to go to the bar and 'Ask for Angela' – a phrase aimed at alerting bar staff to the cry for help
Members of staff can then contact their family or friends, call a taxi or ask the individual making the person feel unsafe to leave the venue.
Posters plastered around the venue will be emblazoned with the message: “Are you on a date that isn’t working out?” and “Is your Tinder or POF date not who they said they were on their profile?”
The ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign was originally launched by Lincolnshire County Council and was successfully trialled in Lincoln.
Pubs in the boroughs of Merton and Wimbledon were among the first to sign up.
Bar staff will call the person a cab home
Inspector Wayne Matthews, from the Central Licensing Team, said: “This is a simple yet effective scheme which empowers members of the public to seek help if they are feeling vulnerable, by allowing them to raise their concerns with staff.
“It may be that they are in the company of someone who is not what they seemed and they want to get away safely and with minimum fuss.
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“This initiative will facilitate this and hopefully prevent situations from escalating into something more serious.
“Of course where scenarios do develop we know bar staff will contact police to attend the scene and deal in the usual manner.”