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Hackney Nights safety charter

Hackney has a thriving nightlife and is home to world class venues. We want to ensure everyone’s able to enjoy our nightlife without fear of harassment while protecting residents and visitors by tackling crime and antisocial behaviour. That’s why we’ve created our night time safety charter, Hackney Nights – to make Hackney a borough where everyone feels safe, welcome and included.

We’re asking any organisations who want to contribute to commit to the following:

  • ensuring all staff attend training sessions on a range of related issues, including sexual harassment, age identification, and conflict prevention (these free sessions will be delivered by Council staff and partners such as Good Night Out and Drinkaware)
  • demonstrating commitment in tackling harassment and creating an inclusive night time space, for example, through overtly contributing and supporting our Hackney Nights communications campaigns
  • ensuring customers know how to report harassment, through the prominent display of communications materials
  • ensuring all complaints are taken seriously, recorded, and appropriate action taken
  • prominently displaying Hackney Nights window decals and pledge certificates on your premises

Reframe the Night campaign

We worked with Good Night Out to develop campaign messaging to drive behaviour change around sexual harassment in night time spaces. Through “reframing” damaging myths about night’s out, the campaign has worked to tackle victim blaming and put the onus back on the perpetrator. You can help us #ReframeTheNight by sharing our campaign on your social channels and displaying our email signature.

Join the Hackney Nights initiative by signing up to the charter.

Page updated on: 17 February 2020