Hounslow Council signs up to Women’s Night Safety Charter
Yesterday, the Mayor of London renewed his commitment to women’s safety by calling on organisations across the capital that operate after 6pm to sign up to the Charter. Hounslow Council has responded immediately, signing up today.
The charter provides an important opportunity for organisations, businesses and venues to show their commitment to ensuring women are safe, and to take practical steps to make all women feel confident and welcome at night.
Hounslow Council has a long record of careful and serious work on women’s safety. Our new ‘Safer Communities Strategy’ commits to 'work with everyone, so everyone feels safe'. Our Violence Against Women and Girls Plan was created through extensive interviews, workshops and focus groups with survivors and key partner agencies and consultations completed with residents, survivors, partner organisations and young people’s groups.
Women and girls seeking help with abuse or violence issues should contact:
- Hounslow One Stop Shop on 07810 031 780
- Refuge 24 Hour Helpline 0808 2000 247
- Gateway (support for rape, sexual violence and abuse) 0808 801 8660
- In an emergency women and girls are advised to call the Police on 999