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Deliveroo to keep eye on local communities with Neighbourhood Watch partnership

Deliveroo is to offer its riders optional training to help keep communities safe across the UK, following a new partnership with Neighbourhood Watch.

The training, which has been created by Neighbourhood Watch and verified by the Metropolitan Police, will cover six topics including spotting the signs of domestic abuse and drug dealing.

The idea of a partnership between Deliveroo and Neighbourhood Watch was developed when, earlier this year, a rider called Darren became a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator and wanted to share his positive experience. It is also based on conversations with riders, including a recent focus group organised by Deliveroo with female riders.

Deliveroo undertook a similar partnership with the NSPCC last year when more than 7,000 riders were trained to spot and report the signs of child abuse.

Will Shu, the CEO and Founder of Deliveroo, said: “At Deliveroo, we want to support the communities in which we operate and use our platform for good. We don’t just want to be seen in our communities; we want to be part of them.”

“That is why we have partnered with Neighbourhood Watch to help riders keep people safe, with a particular focus on female safety. Riders have carried out a vital role during the pandemic and are well placed to build on this experience to spot any concerns in the neighbourhoods in which they work and live.”

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