Women’s Nighttime Safety Charter Training

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

The Charter Pledge

  • 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.

Read more and Pledge your business support

Welfare and Vulnerability Training

Join 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 covers:

  • 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.