Policing Football: Stamping out Hate Crime and Improving Supporter Safety

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Samantha McLeod, Reporting Officer, Kick it Out
  • Toks Adesuyan, Senior District Crown Prosecutor and Football Lead Prosecutor, CPS
  • Wayne Mitchell, Dedicated Football and Coordination Officer, British Transport Police 
  • Chief Inspector Peter Kooper, British Transport Police
  • Laura Strong, Regional Inspector, North West Region, Sports Ground Safety Authority
  • Kirsty Clarke, Director of Sport, Stonewall
  • Inspector Matt Ashmead, Central Football Unit, Metropolitan Police
  • Sergeant Niall O'Neill, Central Football Unit, Metropolitan Police
  • Further speakers TBC


Despite the benefits to communities that football brings, crime and safety remains a challenge to clubs and the police. Hate crime must continue to be tackled and perpetrators punished. As well as this, partners must work together to control crowds effectively and ensure supporter and public safety.

Join Westminster Briefing in April to explore the latest developments in policing football and hear about good practice currently underway. You will receive an expert-led brief on how to work together to improve the match-day experience of football supporters that you deal with.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Connecting hate crime to football violence and social media
  • Stamping out hate online: identifying and dealing with abuse
  • Collaborating with clubs, police, supporters, football authorities, CPS, private security and the third sector
  • Learning from success: good practice in tackling hate crime
  • Recent developments in crowd safety and public order
  • Using banning orders and other tools to reduce violence and crime
  • Case studies of effective working to improve match-day safety

About the Day:

The morning session will focus on how hate crime in football can be tackled through effective partnership working and consider how you can deal with incidents.

The afternoon session will focus on the latest developments in crowd safety. You will consider how better to engage with supporters and examine good practice case studies of effective prevention and enforcement for you to take back to and implement with your colleagues.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact:
Customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from those who have responsibility for and are involved with tackling hate crime and ensuring supporter safety inside and outside of football matches, mainly football clubs, police forces, football authorities, supporter groups, Crown Prosecution Service and the third sector.

Wednesday 25th April 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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