The deaths of Sara Everard and Sabina Nessa in 2021 highlighted the reality of night-time safety in the UK. Yet over a year on from these murders the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that feelings of unsafety after dark, disproportionally so for women, have continued to rise. Government initiatives such as the Violence Against Women and Girls strategy and the Safer Streets Fund are a step in the right direction but further action still needs to be taken to prevent night-time harassment and violence. Local authorities, police and community groups have been pioneering initiatives to improve safety measures in the night-time economy. The public sector can build upon this ongoing positive work by coming together and sharing best practice strategies and local solutions to tackle night-time crime.

  • A 2022 survey by the Home Affairs Committee found that only 28% of spiking victims reported the incident
  • Of those who did make a report nearly 60% said no action was taken by the venue where it happened and over 20% said no action was taken by the police
  • Almost 60% of women aged 16-34 years felt unsafe using public transport after dark, according to 2022 statistics from the ONS
  • A 2022 YouGov poll found that 66% of women felt unsafe walking home at night, and another 20% never do so in the first place for safety reasons

Join us at The Night-Time Safety Conference 2023: Ensuring a Safer Night-Time Economy for All to hear the latest updates and guidance from leading experts on national strategies to improve people’s safety at night. Engage with high level keynotes and best practice case studies addressing key challenges such as tackling anti-social behaviour and street harassment, increasing safe transport options, and improving reporting mechanisms. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the public and voluntary sector to share common challenges and discuss ideas for improving partnership working to make the night-time economy a safer place for all.

Why Attend:
High-level keynotes from leading organisations on the latest guidance to improve night-time safety across the UK
Case studies showcasing best practice in local partnership-working to prevent night-time violence and crime
Network with senior colleagues from across the public and voluntary sectors
8 Hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Police & Criminal JusticeLocal Government, and Voluntary and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

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For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Professor Marion Roberts, Emerita Professor of Urban Design, University of Westminster (CONFIRMED)

  • Update on the Latest National Policies to Strengthen Safety at Night

    • Outlining progress made since the release of the Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy
    • Developing a Night-time Safety Charter to set out actions to increase women and girl’s safety at night for organisations that operates at night
    • The Safety of Women at Night Fund and Safer Streets Fund: advice on accessing funding to improve the safety of women and girls
    • Working in partnership to drive up the standard of night-time safety for women in venues and public spaces

    Michael Kill, Chief Executive Officer, Night Time Industries Association (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Policing Strategies to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour and Street Harassment Against Women and Girls

    • Developing a whole-system approach and supporting wider partnership initiatives to tackle night-time violence against women
    • Producing a VAWG Toolkit to bring together all the relevant legislation and preventative orders that officers and leads can utilise
    • Creating a vulnerability-related risks guideline to help first responders better identify and respond to vulnerability
    • Building public trust in the police: recommendations to tackle sexism and misogyny and handle police perpetrated violence against women and girls
    • Sharing national data and practices to better understand what works well and improve the effectiveness of policing initiatives

    Matthew Turner, Chief Inspector and Delivery Lead – Safer Spaces, VAWG Taskforce, National Police Chiefs’ Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Implementing Multi-Agency Approaches to Improve Community Safety

    • Training Street Marshalls to de-escalate tensions, reduce pressures on emergency services, and provide help to anyone feeling unsafe
    • Working in partnership with external agencies to produce community initiatives to improve night-time safety
    • Collaborating with communities to understand their needs and experiences and develop solutions to improve night-time safety
    • Working alongside public transport providers to ensure vulnerable people have access to safe routes home at night
    • Advice on sharing data between agencies to better understand the landscape of local threats

    Toni Ramsden, Sergeant, Kirklees District of West Yorkshire (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Collaborative Approaches to Night Safety – Lessons from Bristol

    Carly Heath, Night Time Economy Advisor and Chair, Bristol City Council, Bristol Nights

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Reporting Mechanisms: Improving Accessibility, Public Awareness, and Support for Victims

    • Developing a communications campaign to encourage victims and bystanders to report of harassment, spiking or violence
    • Upskilling staff to provide a trauma-informed approach and engage sensitively with women who report incidents
    • Strategies for improving referral pathways and reporting mechanisms to make the process more accessible and ensure continuous victim support
    • Providing support to victims who make reports of harassment or violence to make retelling their story easier

    Paul Blakey MBE, Chief Executive and Founder, Street Angels and CNI Network (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Strategies to Protect the Safety of the LGBTQ+ Community in Night-Time Settings

    • The Village Angels and Haven: proactive approaches to keep LGBTQ+ individuals safe in the night-time economy
    • Signposting LGBTQ+ victims of night-time violence who have experienced hate crimes to appropriate support services
    • Upskilling volunteers to assist people who are vulnerable and unable to keep themselves safe during intoxication
    • Working in partnership with local community groups to develop inclusive services that are bespoke to the groups of vulnerable groups at night

    Gareth Watson, Community Safety Coordinator, LGBT Foundation (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch Break

  • Case Study: Working Alongside Businesses to Improve the Safety and Security of Customers

    • Providing staff at night-time venues with welfare and vulnerability awareness training to help prevent customers from coming to harm
    • Collaborating with venues in campaigns to improve public awareness of safety measures in the local night-time economy
    • Working with businesses to develop clear routes for reporting unacceptable behaviour and identifying perpetrators
    • Developing an award or assessment system to showcase to the public that a business takes safety and security seriously
    • Helping businesses to reduce demand on police forces, ambulance services and emergency departments

    Mark Morgan, Business Manager, Licensing Security & Vulnerability Initiative (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Developing Night-Time Safety Campaigns to Shift Behaviours and Attitudes Surrounding Women’s Safety

    Karen Whybro, Women’s Safety Consultant (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Collaborating with Local External Agencies to Make Night-Time Economies Safer for All

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss strategies for forming local partnerships to reduce night-time violence and improve safety. It will allow you to share your experiences and hear from senior colleagues on how to encourage cross sector collaboration to make the night-time economy a safer place for everyone.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Supporting the Mental Health of Victims of Night-time Violence and Harassment

    • Arranging access to an independent sexual assault advisor (ISVA) and signposting victims to specialised support services
    • Providing access to counselling support to aid in the long term recovery of victims of rape or sexual assault
    • Advice on supporting victims through the trial process if they have chosen to report to the police
    • Training staff to provide a trauma-informed approach when offering victims reassurance, support and information
    • Advising and engaging with relatives or friends of victims to help them understand what they can do to provide support

    Carol Studd, SARC Supervisor and Lead Crisis Worker, The Ferns (CONFIRMED)

    Lou Elmy, SARC Manager, The Ferns (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Vision for a Safer and More Vibrant Night-Time Economy

    • Safety for ALL: What are the different cohorts of people that may be accessing the night time economy, and how can towns and cities promote safety and feelings of safety for these audiences
    • Community engagement: The importance of community involvement and collaboration in creating safer night-time environments, including partnerships with statutory partners, local businesses, and residents, including ideas and examples of how this can be achieved.
    • Gain insights and best practices from the UK and beyond, showcasing innovative approaches that have been effective in enhancing night-time safety.

    Sylvia Oates, Director and CEO, Six Till Six (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Using Transport Safety Officers and Data to Assist With Issues of VAWG and Night-Time Safety on Public Transport 

    • Outlining the Transport Safety Officer (TSO) Scheme and background (CSAS Accredited Officers)
    • Using data to set deployment strategies for TSOs and ensure the right preventatives measures are delivered against night-time incidents and VAWG
    • Sharing data between agencies to better understand the landscape of local threats
    • Encouraging accurate reporting and rolling out adhoc surveys in high-profile areas to gain the best data set possible
    • Working in partnership with external agencies to produce ideas, joint operations and strategies to help improve night-time safety and prevent VAWG

    Michael Sandland, Transport Safety Officer Manager, Transport for West Midlands (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks 

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals from across local authorities, emergency services, and voluntary groups.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers from across the sector
 Meet your target audience
 Listen and Learn from leading experts from across local authorities, emergency services, and voluntary groups
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

  • Public Sector: £449.00+VAT
  • Private Sector: £649.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector: £379.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

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