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Safe Spaces Accreditation Scheme

London First’s Security and Resilience Network has been commissioned by the Mayoral Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and, separately, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to develop a new ‘Safe Spaces Accreditation Scheme’.

The scheme – designed to highlight best practice in designing out crime and improve community engagement – will include the pilot of a safety kite mark that retailers in the capital could sign up to in order to reassure the public that buildings and spaces are as safe as possible.

Work began in July and has since involved several project meetings that have included representatives from EY, Arup, South Bank Employers’ Group and a number of police organisations.

The project aims to trial the proposed accreditation matrix at the National Theatre in the next month, and then seek approval from MOPAC on the specifics of the accreditation levels to be awarded.

Details of the scheme were announced to a public audience at City Hall in December and featured in Professional Security magazine in January.

Contact: Robert Hall, rhall@londonfirst.co.uk

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