The Local Alcohol Partnerships Group (LAPG) and the Portman Group have signed up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter, which has today been announced in the Mayor of London’s new strategy to tackle violence against women and girls.

The charter will provide a baseline set of standards that venues, clubs and businesses can sign up to, and develop measures to prevent harassment and wider forms of violence. Details of the charter are to be published in the next year.

Rita King, Portman Group Local Partnerships Director, said:

“We are delighted to add our support to the Women’s Night Safety Charter to create a safe, vibrant and inclusive London for all.  Every night, Local Alcohol Partnership schemes help visitors and Londoners have an enjoyable and safe night out and we’d love to see this Charter roll out in all major cities across the UK.

The LAPG is made up of several industry schemes in the night time economy including Best Bar None, Community Alcohol Partnerships, Drinkaware Crew, National Pubwatch, Proof of Age Standards Scheme, Purple Flag and Street Pastors. The charter is also being supported by the following industry trade bodies: Association of Convenience Stores, Association of Town and City Management, British Beer and Pub Association, UK Hospitality, Scotch Whisky Association and the Wine and Spirits Trade Association, and members of the Retail of Alcohol Standards Group, Aldi, Asda, Conviviality Retail, Co-op, Lidl, Morrisons, NisaToday’s, OneStop,  Rontec Roadside Retail, Sainsbury’s,  Snax24, Spar,  Tesco, Waitrose.