Women's Safety

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Please bear in mind that this mapping will provide a collection of experiences over an extended period of time. Crime rates in Barking and Dagenham are lower than many other London boroughs.

If you feel unsafe or worried by any of the data presented on this page, please get in touch at: CSP@lbbd.gov.uk for help and support.


Walking alone shouldn't be a danger to women. We're working to improve safety across the borough and want to hear from residents - particularly women - to understand where you don't feel safe.


Barking Town Hall lit up in solidarity against violence against women, March 2021


Community Safety Partnership

The Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is working together to protect local communities from crime and to support residents to feel safe in the borough where they live, work and visit. The CSP have 5 priority areas which includes tackling violence against women and girls. For more information on the CSP and the work being delivered to tackle violence against women and girls please visit the Council Community Safety Partnership Plan.

Barking and Dagenham’s Independent Domestic Abuse Commission also brought together national experts to make a series of recommendations which have been co-produced with local survivors of domestic abuse. You can find out more and read the report here - BD Against Domestic Abuse.


What next?

Thank you to everyone who took part in the mapping exercise to identify where you don't feel safe in the borough. We are hoping to host some borough "walkabouts" to continue the conversation once lockdown restrictions ease further. Add your email address to the "stay informed" tab to the right to receive updates on this.


Safe Havens Scheme

We are exploring the Safe Havens scheme as part of our local response to the safety of our residents. The Safe Havens scheme works by encouraging public premises such as shops, cafes, pubs, libraries and other places of interest to register as a Safe Haven. If a resident feels in danger, feels threatened or harassed on the street, are unwell or just in need of some help they can look for the safe haven sign in windows.

Safe Havens can help by letting residents inside the premises and keeping out those who are threatening them, calling the police or family or friends or simply by giving directions or public transport information.

We are now seeking input from residents on the types of premises, days, and times of the week that Safe Havens could be most beneficial.

Have your say by filling in this survey. The closing date for responses is Monday 21st June 2021.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Please bear in mind that this mapping will provide a collection of experiences over an extended period of time. Crime rates in Barking and Dagenham are lower than many other London boroughs.

If you feel unsafe or worried by any of the data presented on this page, please get in touch at: CSP@lbbd.gov.uk for help and support.


Walking alone shouldn't be a danger to women. We're working to improve safety across the borough and want to hear from residents - particularly women - to understand where you don't feel safe.


Barking Town Hall lit up in solidarity against violence against women, March 2021


Community Safety Partnership

The Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is working together to protect local communities from crime and to support residents to feel safe in the borough where they live, work and visit. The CSP have 5 priority areas which includes tackling violence against women and girls. For more information on the CSP and the work being delivered to tackle violence against women and girls please visit the Council Community Safety Partnership Plan.

Barking and Dagenham’s Independent Domestic Abuse Commission also brought together national experts to make a series of recommendations which have been co-produced with local survivors of domestic abuse. You can find out more and read the report here - BD Against Domestic Abuse.


What next?

Thank you to everyone who took part in the mapping exercise to identify where you don't feel safe in the borough. We are hoping to host some borough "walkabouts" to continue the conversation once lockdown restrictions ease further. Add your email address to the "stay informed" tab to the right to receive updates on this.


Safe Havens Scheme

We are exploring the Safe Havens scheme as part of our local response to the safety of our residents. The Safe Havens scheme works by encouraging public premises such as shops, cafes, pubs, libraries and other places of interest to register as a Safe Haven. If a resident feels in danger, feels threatened or harassed on the street, are unwell or just in need of some help they can look for the safe haven sign in windows.

Safe Havens can help by letting residents inside the premises and keeping out those who are threatening them, calling the police or family or friends or simply by giving directions or public transport information.

We are now seeking input from residents on the types of premises, days, and times of the week that Safe Havens could be most beneficial.

Have your say by filling in this survey. The closing date for responses is Monday 21st June 2021.

Where don't you feel safe?

about 1 month

Drag a pin onto the map to highlight the areas where you don't feel safe in the borough. 

While you can drop a pin anywhere on the map, we will only be feeding back pins that are marked in Barking and Dagenham.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.