What is TecSOS?
TecSOS is a unique mobile solution that provides immediate connection to the Police at the touch of a button 24/7.
The TecSOS handset provides an enhanced level of confidence, protection and reassurance for individuals who are victims of domestic abuse. The victim activates the device which initiates a 999 call.More
Who delivers TecSOS?
The Vodafone Group Foundation provides a grant to the Thames Valley Partnership to provide project management services. The Partnership is a charity experienced in working alongside the police, helping the victims of crime. Thames Valley Partnership provides the project management team who support the integration of TecSOS into UK police forces. As well as being accredited trainers, the team collectively has over 120 years of policing experience which ensures mitigation of risk throughout the process.More
How TecSOS was defined
Extensive research was undertaken by Thames Valley Partnership with the police and victims of domestic abuse. The aim was to build a holistic model for TecSOS that met the needs of victims and the police. This was achieved by embedding TecSOS in existing processes - supporting the end to end care of the victims.More
Governance - The TecSOS Steering Group
The TecSOS Steering Group was set up to faciliate the smooth roll out of TecSOS across UK police forces, ensuring that the needs of all stakeholders are met throughout the process. The Steering Group meet on a quarterly basis.More
TecSOS was originally developed by the Vodafone Spain Foundation in conjunction with the Spanish Red Cross. Following the outstanding success of TecSOS in Spain, in 2010 the service was brought to the UK by the Vodafone Group Foundation. After a successful pilot, the first UK Police Force, Thames Valley, went live in early 2011.