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Westminster City Council launches Women’s Night Safety programme Published Date: 04/04/2023

The programme aims to tackle the highest level of sexual offences in London, focusing on the evening and night-time economy and forms part of the council’s wider Night Safety in Westminster campaign.

Any business operating in Westminster can participate in making change:

  • Providing a ‘Safe Haven’, a temporary place for people to recover and safely make their way home. 
  • Participating in their Behavioral change campaign to target potential offenders of sexual offences. 
  • Becoming an accredited business to help develop awareness around women’s safety and steps that can be taken to create better practices. 
  • Becoming a Night Star volunteer, working with the West End’s evening and night-time businesses to promote women’s safety and reduce violence against women and girls. 
  • Attending an in-person or digital women’s safety training session.
  • Taking part in women’s night safety walks to bring together women who live, work, visit and study in Westminster to establish a checklist of factors that may impact the safety of women at night.

Source: Heart of London Business Alliance