A ‘Safe Haven’ for women and girls at the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall

A ‘Safe Haven’ for women and girls at the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall
Credit City Corporation

The City of London Corporation’s Guildhall headquarters has been designated a ‘Safe Haven’ for women and girls in an on-going process to “ending violence” in the Square Mile.

Safe Havens are a UK network of businesses and organisations that help any member of the public that might feel unsafe or harassed. Trained support staff will help by providing basic facilities as well as contacting specialist or emergency services.

To receive accreditation the City Corporation’s Safer City Partnership worked with the Safer Business Network to help tackle crime, violence and antisocial behaviour in UK cities and towns.

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As part of this process staff underwent specialist training and in the future the building will be signposted to the public with window and door stickers.

Chair of the City of London Police Authority Board, James Thomson, said: “The City of London Corporation is fully committed to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.”

For further information on the various Safe Havens in the City of London the full list can be found at the City Corporation’s website, as well as the Safe Haven app.

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