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The Role of the Partnership


To achieve the Safer Socialising Award standard for a partnership, the board of management will:

  • Possess a current Safer Business Award Certificate
  • Broaden the board to include representation from the licensed trade.
  • Extend the steering group (if extant) to include representation from the licensed trade.
  • Provide either a second co-ordinator to manage the evening economy or ensure sufficient coordinator time is made available to permit him/her to carry out their duties.
  • Carry out inspections and surveys with police, fire service, local authority and other agencies to ensure premises are fit to receive the individual award.
  • Manage intelligence and reports of incidents, liaising with police and licencing authorities and preparing reports.
  • Attend meetings with members of the licensed trade and work with police and licensing authorities on schemes to improve standards of good management inside and outside licensed premises.
  • Extend the work of the partnership beyond the town centre and include all classes of licensed premises.
  • Inspect premises of applicants (working with police, licensing authorities and other agencies) to assess the standards and award level achieved.
  • Develop a Safer Socialising Award process with publicity and recognition for individual members and the partnership.
  • Develop a business plan to set out how the Safer Socialising Award scheme will be managed.


  • The Safer Socialising Award will indicate to members of the public that:

  • Practical steps have been taken to improve customer safety.
  • Staff abide by the conditions of the award scheme and the law.
  • The premises conform to safety, fire and other requirements.




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