Kent Union have been working with partners across the city, including Canterbury Connected BID, to deliver the Zero Tolerance project. The project aims to tackle sexual harassment in the night time economy through creating a culture where sexual harassment is not tolerated or accepted and where there is supportive reporting mechanisms available for anyone who is harassed.
Zero Tolerance Training Launch
Tuesday 20th March
Café du Soleil
By joining this project, premises will have the chance to make a real change for those who are attending your pubs and clubs. The project is both an accreditation scheme and a marketing scheme. There will be a ‘train to train’ session to discuss the issues and provide premises with resources and examples to take back to staff. There will also be support developing policies that will help protect and support patrons if they are sexual harassed. Once accredited marketing material and merchandise will be available that will advertise to patrons that a premises is a space where they can safely enjoy a night out. Kent Union will also publish the list of those accredited on the Kent Union website as part of advertising the scheme to students. The Union have recently received funding from the Police Crime Commissioner which means we are now able to offer all of this to premises for free.
To kick off Kent Union are holding a lunch and launch in Café Du Soleil on 20th March from 12.30pm-2pm. Key stakeholders and licensed premises have been invited as well as local press.
Following the launch, Kent Union will also be holding the first training session. This session will be the start of the path to becoming a Zero Tolerance accredited premise. To find out more on accreditation see the premises guide here.