Women's Night Safety Charter

London is a safe city, but too many women feel unsafe when travelling, working or going out at night.

Londoners have asked the Night Czar to prioritise women's safety. That's why the London Mayor has created this charter: to make London a city where all women feel confident and welcome at night.

The charter is part of the Mayor’s Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and London’s commitment to the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces global initiative.

The Charter 

To support the Women's Night Safety Charter, we ask all organisations that operate at night to sign-up to some simple pledges:

  • Nominate a champion in your organisation who actively promotes women’s night safety
  • Demonstrate to staff and customers that your organisation takes women’s safety at night seriously, for example through a communications campaign
  • Remind customers and staff that London is safe, but tell them what to do if they experience harassment when working, going out or travelling
  • Encourage reporting by victims and bystanders as part of your communications campaign
  • Train staff to ensure that all women who report are believed
  • Train staff to ensure that all reports are recorded and responded to
  • Design your public spaces and work places to make them safer for women at night

Croydon BID is a committed partner

Croydon BID is a committed partner of the Mayor of London's Women's Night Safety Charter

We would highly recommend that you to take a few minutes to consider how you and your business can contribute to making your workplace and London a destination where all women feel confident and welcome whenever and wherever they happen to be.

The Women’s Night Safety Charter is a voluntary pledge to show you take women’s safety seriously. By signing the Charter, you show your acknowledgement of the issue and that you’re ready to get proactive in improving women’s safety. Let us work together to build a strong network across Hammersmith dedicated to making a positive change for the better.

Some easy steps that you can make to really make a difference include:

  • Nominating a champion in your organisation who actively promotes women’s safety.
  • Demonstrating to employees and customers that your organisation takes women’s safety seriously by incorporating key personal safety recommendations into your workplace HR policy and featuring key messaging via your internal intranet.
  • Liaising with the BID through our Business Crime Reduction Partnership to ensure that you are fully supported with the latest advice and support from key partners that include: the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, national leaders in the night-time economy, the Metropolitan police and Hammersmith and Fulham council community safety team.

You can also download the toolkit for some simple ideas, inspiration, information and resources to help your organisation implement what works for you. It also advises on possible courses of action, some changes that may need to be made and how organisations can upskill their staff.

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