THE RED CARD SCHEME
Licensed Premises under the banner of Southampton Licensing Link are working closely with the Police and Local Authority to reduce problems caused by alcohol related crime and disorder. This is to make Southampton a safer place for everyone to have night out within the many and varied licensed premises in the city.
The Red Card Scheme is a Zero Tolerance Banning Scheme designed to keep trouble makers and criminals away from licensed premises and the rest of the Night Time Economy in Southampton.
People issued with a Red card will have their details shared with Hampshire Constabulary and Southampton City Council. This is managed through an agreed Information Sharing Protocol. The exemption to share information that the Data Protection Act 1998 normally prevents is under Section 115 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Please visit the Information Commissioner's Office guidance by clicking here.
Those people found to have been involved in alcohol related crime and disorder in, or in the locality of licensed premises, will be issued with a Red Card. This will result in them being banned from all Licensed Premises for a set period of time. The period of time will vary dependant upon the nature of the alleged offence, but can vary from one year to a lifetime ban.
If you are issued a Red Card, the Police and Local Authority will give consideration to any further legislative sanctions which may be appropriate. These could include an Acceptable Behaviour Contract, Anti-Social Behaviour Order and / or a Drink Banning Order.
Once issued with a Red Card, a person may appeal the panel's decision by e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the reasons why they feel the decision should be reviewed. This process will take no longer than 30 days from the date of appeal.
All managers of licensed premises have a civil right to refuse entry to any person - they do not have to give any reason. To find out more information in relation to this, please click here.
BARRED FROM ONE, BARRED FROM ALL