Safe Space Pledge

Nottingham is a vibrant city, a great place in which to live, work, study and have fun in, and we want visitors to the night time economy to know that they can feel safe and supported in city centre pubs, clubs, bars and entertainment venues, as well as on public transport when travelling at night.

Which is why Nottingham BID is proud to be working with city centre partners in a strategy to tackle violence against women and girls and deliver practical solutions to reduce the vulnerability of women visiting the city’s night-time economy.

The Safe Space Pledge has been designed to send a clear message to anyone who lives, works, studies or visits Nottingham that the safety of all women and girls is a priority.

The Safe Space Pledge has been developed in partnership by Nottingham BID and the Consent Coalition. The pledge provides eight clear actions and commitments Nottingham venues can take to improve the safety of women and girls within their premises.

 

1. We are committed to keeping women safe in our venue - it's all about having a great
night out.


2. Our staff are trained to respond and intervene if women feel unsafe in our venue.


3. We always take any reports of sexual harassment, violence, or intimidation seriously
and take appropriate action.


4. We have a safe space where our staff can offer non-judgemental support to women
who don't feel safe.


5. We have two champions in our venue who lead on women's safety.


6. We display information about what people can do if they feel unsafe in our venue.


7. We display information about what people can do if they feel unsafe in our venue.


8. We do not tolerate harmful language, behaviour, or attitudes towards women in this
venue.

 

 

The Safe Space is a voluntary pledge to show you take women’s safety seriously. By signing up to the pledge, you show your acknowledgement of the issue and that you’re ready to get proactive in improving women’s safety and experience. It’s all about taking practical steps together to make Nottingham at night safer for women. Everyone should feel empowered to play their part in creating positive change. Whatever your size, shape or area of work, we encourage you to pledge your commitment to women’s safety.

Venues signing up to the Safe Space Pledge will be able to display the pledge poster in their premises and a list of those venues will be displayed on the Nottingham BID website.

The pledge is also part of the local Best Bar None accreditation, under the heading of ‘Vulnerability Management and the Safety of Women at Night’. As part of this, venues will be asked to demonstrate how they are meeting the different aspects of the pledge.

Any venue in Nottingham city centre can support the Safe Space Pledge, please feel free to contact Nathan at Nottingham BID for more information. 

The development and implementation of the Safe Space Pledge was funded by the Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner through the Home Office Safety of Women at Night fund. 

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