Subject: Women's Night Safety Charter

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4491
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The Draft Mayor's Transport Strategy says, "'High-harm offences', such as sexual offences and hate crime, can have a marked impact on some Londoners, including on their confidence to travel. Tackling these crimes must continue to be a priority for TfL, transport operators and transport policing agencies. As part of this, the Mayor's Night Czar is developing a Women's Night Safety Charter". How do you plan to involve the users of London's Transport Network in the formation of this charter?

Answer

Answer for Subject: Women's Night Safety Charter

Answer for Subject: Women's Night Safety Charter

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I believe all Londoners should be able to travel safely and confidently across our public transport without fear of being victims of criminal offences. The publication of the Women's Night Safety Charter is a policy commitment in the Mayor's Transport Strategy. Tackling crimes like sexual offences and hate crime must continue to be a priority for TfL, transport operators and transport policing agencies.

In July 2017 City Hall hosted London's first Women's Night Safety Summit, convened by Night Czar Amy Lamé and attended by Deputy Mayors Justine Simons OBE, Val Shawcross CBE and Sophie Linden and General Secretary of the Trade Unions Congress, Frances O'Grady. Over 100 people participated in the Summit including Transport for London representatives and voluntary organisations.  This informed the Women's Night Safety Charter which I will announce shortly.

Users of London's Transport Network will be involved by:

•        Partnering with TfL and voluntary organisations to consult on the implementation of the Women's Night Safety Charter.

•        The Night Time Commission representing a wide range of industries and organisations across the night time economy will also be consulting with Londoners as it develops its recommendations for me over the coming year.

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