Manchester Women’s Night-time Safety Charter

The Manchester Women’s Night-time Safety Charter is a new initiative by Manchester City Council to help improve the safety for all women in the night-time economy.

CityCo and Manchester BID are supporting the charter.

The Charter is specifically aimed at employers with a female workforce who are at work between 6pm and 6am. It is intended to enable organisations to prioritise the safety of women, both workers and customers of Manchester’s thriving night-time economy.

It is a practical guide to accompany a training programme – inviting Manchester businesses to take a zero-tolerance stance on the harassment of women.

The charter has been designed with the night-time economy in mind, but is beneficial to the entire 24-hour economy, including anyone who works in and enjoys the city at night.

The Charter Pledge

We are asking businesses to pledge support to the following 7 commitments:

Appoint a Champion – Appointing a named contact for this work who will champion and drive forward any action taken

Communicate – Positive, public/staff-facing communications campaign, both online and in your space(s)

Support your staff – Create routes for reporting unacceptable behaviour while at work and supporting cultural change

Support the public – Create routes for reporting unacceptable behaviour while using your service or space at night

Training and responding – Staff training on the issue, including what to say and do, what not to say and do, and any relevant policies

Training: recording – Staff training on information-sharing and appropriate recording of details

Designing for safety – Audit your spaces and adapt them to promote a safer environment and reduce risk of crime

Pledge your business support

Welfare and Vulnerability Training

Join us for a training session alongside other organisations who have pledged support for the Women’s Night-time Safety Charter.

The training aims to increase the skills, knowledge and confidence of those working in the night-time economy around identifying vulnerability and making appropriate interventions.

The training will cover:

  • What is sexual abuse and harassment
  • Impact of sexual abuse
  • Myths and misconceptions about sexual abuse
  • How to respond to disclosures
  • Creating a safe space
  • Safeguarding responsibilities
  • Help and support that is available
  • Women’s Night-time Safety Charter – 7 pledges
  • Good Night Out Guide

The training is open to staff at all levels. Numbers are limited. Please register each trainee separately. Upcoming dates below.