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What is Licensing SAVI?

Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative (Licensing SAVI) is a self-assessment tool designed to help licensed premises provide a safer and more secure environment for their managers, staff, customers and local communities.

Licensing SAVI ensures licensed premises are aware of and meet the standards required by responsible authorities in England and Wales. It was developed at the request of the Home Office and is backed by the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

Licensing SAVI provides advice and guidance for venues to help raise standards and provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment.

Click below to find out more information on registering your venue for the Licensing SAVI accreditation, or for our information hub which includes our interactive venue map, safety advice, resources and support.

Venues take part by completing the Licensing SAVI self-assessment, which covers safety and security issues the premises may face.

  • Responsible drinking

  • Drugs misuse

  • Preventing violent behaviour, including against women and girls

  • Safeguarding vulnerable customers

  • Preventing opportunist theft

  • Improving physical security (e.g. lighting and CCTV systems)

Find out more

Find out more about what you can do for your licensed premises, search for a star-rated venue, and check out our safety hub and support directory.

Licensed Premises Information
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General Public Information

Who is Licensing SAVI for?

Licensing SAVI covers any on-licence premises, including:

Licensing SAVI Award

Licensing SAVI Home

Once a venue has completed the assessment, they receive a star rating and are eligible for the accreditation. The premises will receive a certificate along with a window sticker and social media assets displaying their star rating, so you can easily see which venues in your area take your safety seriously.

Want to visit a safer venue? Look for the stars!

Find a Venue

Find venues across the UK which have completed the Licensing SAVI assessment

Venue Resources

Visit our resource hub for venues, where you can download free front of house posters, anti-spiking posters and information on safety schemes for your premises

Safety Hub

Check out our safety hub for resources and blogs

DCC Green

West Midlands Police, NPCC Alcohol Licensing and Harm Reduction Lead

"The Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative (Licensing SAVI), which has been created by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives is a digital self-assessment tool designed at the request of the Home Office, to help the owners and operators of licensed premises provide a safe and secure environment for their customers and staff.

I encourage you to register and use Licensing SAVI at your licensed premise".