The Licensing Security & Vulnerability Initiative was officially launched on Thursday, 4 March to help provide safe and secure pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants as they prepare to reopen for business as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
As part of our commitment to providing safer and more secure bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels through Licensing SAVI, Police CPI has become a signatory of the Women’s Night Safety Charter, which seeks to make London a place where women feel ‘confident and welcome’ at night. Read more...
A self assessment tool
for licensed premises
to provide a safe and secure environment
Saving licence holders time and money by bringing together the guidance, standards and advice that is provided by Police and Local Authority Licensing Officers and other Responsible Authorities.
What is Licensing SAVI?
Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative - Licensing SAVI is our confidential self-assessment tool designed to help the owners and operators of licensed premises provide a safe and secure environment for their managers, staff, customers and local communities. It does this by providing personalised advice and recommendations, many of which will assist you in working closely with Responsible Authorities and comply with the Licensing Act 2003, promoting its four Licensing Objectives:
- The Prevention of Crime and Disorder
- Public Safety
- The Prevention of Public Nuisance
- The Protection of Children from Harm
Why is Licensing SAVI different?
For the first time Licensing SAVI brings together information from official sources including Police, Licensing Authorities and the Fire and Rescue Services into one place.
One of the key factors that differentiates Licensing SAVI is that it has been devised and developed by the Police Service via Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), who work closely with Local Authorities throughout the UK to reduce crime and the fear of crime. As such, Licensing SAVI is uniquely placed to deliver a joined-up and consistent approach to creating safe and secure licensed premises across England and Wales.
Why use Licensing SAVI?
- It will provide you with the latest Covid-19 guidance and advice
- It will provide you with information on effective management practices and operational security as well as some practical examples
- It will go a long way to demonstrate to the Responsible Authorities your compliance to the Licensing Act 2003
- It can form part of your application under the Licensing Act 2003, assist you with future refurbishments and ensure the highest levels of safety and security are achieved
- It will help you prioritise improvements, build upon areas of existing good practice and further raise your safety and security standards
- If you reach the required standard, you will be able to apply for Accreditation and the Licensing SAVI Award which can be used to promote the safety of your business to your customers
- It will provide you with advice and guidance to enable you to develop a comprehensive staff training package
Licensing SAVI Award
Once you have completed the Licensing SAVI assessment, you will have the opportunity to market this achievement by applying for the Licensing SAVI Award.
This is a star-rated award scheme that will show the public that you run a safe and secure premises.