Improving safety for women and girls

Part of: Keeping Finsbury Park safe

Everyone deserves to enjoy Finsbury Park and the surrounding areas safely, and we are especially focused on ensuring that women and girls feel safe and secure when out and about in the area.

As part of the ongoing partnership work between Hackney Council, Haringey Council and Neighbourhood Watch to raise awareness and tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG), Hackney Council approached TfL to support this work and seek permission to install floor stencils with the message 'Are You Okay?' along Seven Sisters Road. These 3 simple words are part of a Neighbourhood Watch campaign which can be used by bystanders to gently intervene if they witness a woman or young female targeted with street based harassment.

Islington Council has also worked with local businesses and community groups to set up a number of Safe Havens in the Finsbury Park area. Safe Havens are places you can go if you are in danger, feel threatened or harassed on the street, or are unwell. There are now 19 premises registered as Safe Havens on Blackstock Road. Find out more on the Islington Council website.

Hackney Council has produced this good night out handbook including handy tips and advice to have a safe night out during the night time economy, and to improve safety for women.

A woman and a police officer walking next to each other