The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Security Company Supports Women’s Night Safety Charter

Security Company Supports Women’s Night Safety Charter
08 February 2023

A London-based security company is urging others to support the Women’s Night Safety Charter, to help make London a city where all women feel confident and welcome at night.

Pace Security is one of several London businesses to commit to supporting the charter.

It was launched in 2018 by the Deputy Mayor of Policing, Sophie Linden, and the Night Czar, Amy Lamé, as 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.


What Can London Businesses Do to Improve Safety for Women?


To support the Women's Night Safety Charter, all organisations that operate at night sign-up for 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 workplaces to make them safer for women at night.


A spokesperson from the Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse, a membership body that raises awareness of the role of the employer in preventing and recognising domestic abuse, commented: "At the Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA), we believe that we have the most impact when we come together as organisations to keep employees safe from abuse and harassment. 

“That's why we were delighted to hear about the many organisations signing the Women's Night Safety Charter and helping to make public spaces and workplaces safer for women at night in London."


Watch the Video




Safer Business Network has shared an animated video to provide more information about the charter.


Picture: a photograph of a person from behind looking out across the River Thames towards Tower Bridge. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 08 February 2023


Related Articles

Security Sector to March at London Pride 2022

On 2 July, the security industry will come together for the first time to celebrate pride and LGBTQIA+ identities within the sector. Organised by Satia Rai, Director...

 Read Full Article
SIA to Honour Women in Security With New Initiative

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New for 2022, this annual initiative...

 Read Full Article
When it's Time to Say Goodbye – A Perspective From the FM Sector

Founder of Westbury FM Sonia Murton outlines the importance of mutual core values in the client-contractor relationship, and when it’s time to say...

 Read Full Article
Spotlight Interview – Jennifer Cox | AECOM

Watch this Spotlight interview with Jennifer Cox, Electrical Engineer at AECOM and Chair of the CIBSE Young Engineers Network. Graduating from Heriot-Watt...

 Read Full Article
BOHS Report Shows Rise in Work-Related Illness Among Women

A report from the British Occupational Hygiene Society highlights that women are carrying more of the burden of occupational disease than men and that immediate action is...

 Read Full Article
Built Environment Workforce Report Reveals Experiences of Prejudice

A new report from the National Institute of Building Sciences provides a glimpse into how workers in the built environment experience prejudice based on age, gender and...

 Read Full Article
Security Officers at Heathrow Announce Summer Strike Dates

A strike at Heathrow Airport this summer will involve over 2,000 security staff over 31 days. Security officers based at Terminal Three and Terminal Five, as well as...

 Read Full Article
World FM Day 2023 – Why Work in Facilities Management?

To celebrate World FM Day 2023, we’ve collated expert advice and guidance on why facilities management is such an exciting industry to work in, and how to start...

 Read Full Article
IFM Summit 2023 –  Fireside Chat With Louisa Clarke

Infraspeak’s IFM Summit 2023 panel concluded with a fireside chat with Louisa Clarke, Churchill’s first-ever female Operational Director. Louisa spoke about...

 Read Full Article
Corps Security Launches Mental Health in Security Event

UK security provider Corps Security is looking to address the ongoing mental health struggles in their industry by hosting an awareness event in London. “Mental...

 Read Full Article