LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

"While the Police primarily lead the response to incidents of spiking, councils play a vital, preventative role by not only working with a range of partners to improve safeguarding measures within the night-time economy but through the licensing system to address specific concerns against a venue."


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Responding the Government’s response to the Home Affairs Committee report on spiking, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said:

"This report is an encouraging step forward in our efforts to tackle the issue of spiking. We are pleased to see a greater focus on anti-spiking initiatives to raise awareness of the issue, encourage reporting and share best practice to prevent spiking from happening in the first place.

"While the Police primarily lead the response to incidents of spiking, councils play a vital, preventative role by not only working with a range of partners to improve safeguarding measures within the night-time economy but through the licensing system to address specific concerns against a venue.

“We look forward to working with the Government to build on the recommendations outlined in this report."