One of the key factors that differentiates Licensing SAVI is that is has been devised and developed by the Police Service via Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI). PCPI works 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 create safe and secure licensed premises across England and Wales.
There is no other police award in the licensing sector. Licensing SAVI is the most comprehensive single source of information for licensees seeking to meet the requirements of the Responsible Authorities, comply with the Licensing Act 2003 and promote the four Licensing Objectives.
We believe it offers best practice for the licensing industry and provides a valuable benchmark to become an even safer and more profitable venue. The fact it has been developed at the request of the Home Office and has gained the support of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and Project Servator speaks volumes in terms of its credibility.
Licensing SAVI was developed by PCPI at the request of the Home Office. Other organisations involved in its development include the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Health and Safety Executive, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and Security Industry Association (SIA) as well as Police Licensing Officers, licensing lawyers and licensees.
PCPI is delighted Licensing SAVI has gained the support of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and Project Servator, a police-led scheme to work with local communities to encourage vigilance and reporting of suspicious behaviour to deter terrorist attacks. It has also gained the support of the Association of Town & City Management’s Purple Flag scheme, which has been awarded to 70 towns and cities that have met standards of excellence in managing vibrant and safe evening and night-time economies.
Licensing SAVI is launched currently as a pilot scheme in Brighton, Liverpool and Sheffield. This is being followed by further pilot schemes in selected locations in England and Wales up to 8 February 2021. We will update the rolling message at the top of our website to let you know when the other pilot schemes are launched and when Licensing SAVI is available in other areas. Visit: https://licensingsavi.com
However, you can register your interest in Licensing SAVI using the following email: By registering your interest you will be able to receive regular updates on Licensing SAVI, such as receiving the latest news of our pilot schemes and information about our managed national roll out.
We will be presenting Licensing SAVI on a managed basis to selected Police Forces and to Local Authority Licensing Officers within each police force area. This is a process that will be repeated around the country and gather pace during 2021. Our presentations will need to take account of the changing local, regional and national COVID-19 restrictions. So, at least initially, our presentations are likely to involve online team meetings, webinars, video or other virtual and media – or a combination of these or other media.
When your area has been selected, you will receive an email containing a link to explore Licensing SAVI so you can see the questions as well as the advice and guidance. Our rolling message at the top of our homepage (https://licensingsavi.com) will provide you with the latest information about which areas are the latest to receive Licensing SAVI.