We want Camden to be a safe, strong and equal place for everyone who lives, works and studies here.
All women in Camden have the right to feel safe. Sadly, though, we know there are too many women who don’t feel comfortable when living, working or travelling in Camden, and too many women who have been victims of violence, assault, harassment or inappropriate behaviour.
In Camden we have zero tolerance for this behaviour and we are working to understand the experiences of all women and girls in Camden and take the right steps to ensure they feel safe in the borough.
You can find out about some of our work and how to get involved across these pages. You may also be interested in other related work:
Tackling domestic violence and abuse
One in four women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. If you are experiencing domestic abuse, or you are worried about a friend or relative’s relationship, please know you are not alone and there is support available.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, we are here for you and there is support available.
Please contact Camden Safety Net in confidence on 020 7974 2526 or visit the relevant pages on our website. In an emergency always call 999.
Camden Women's Forum
Camden Women’s Forum is working for gender equality in Camden, and brings together a range of experts and women and girls from across Camden to discuss the issue and barriers that women and girls face. The forum is working directly with women and girls to hear their concerns and experiences, and partnering with employers and businesses, the voluntary sector and service providers to develop practical solutions.
The forum’s latest inquiry focuses on preventing and tackling domestic violence and abuse in Camden. Read more at our Women’s Forum pages.
Reporting hate incidents or hate crimes
If you witness harmful, hateful behaviour in our borough, or experience it yourself, there is help available.
If you experience or see any incident that someone thinks is racist, homophobic, transphobic or due to a person’s religion, belief, gender identity or disability, it may be a hate crime.
To find out how to recognise hate crime, how to report it, and where to get support, please visit our hate crime pages.
We have held two public safety walkabouts with women and girls in Camden. The purpose of the walkabouts is for Council, Police and community partners to hear women’s first-hand experiences of public safety in the borough, and about how safe or unsafe they feel in public spaces. They will also help to inform ways that Community Safety and Public Protection and partners can hold women’s public safety in mind when considering patrolling and casework interventions.
These are the first of a number of future women’s public safety walkabouts to be held in different parts of the borough. If you are interested in joining a future walkabout or learning more, please email [email protected]