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Water safety

Our commitment to drowning prevention

We are committed to reducing the number of people who drown in the tidal Thames, either accidentally or through suicide.

As a founder member of the Tidal Thames Water Safety Forum, we work with HM Coastguard, RNLI, London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police (Marine Policing Unit), London Ambulance Service, City of London Corporation, Transport for London, and City of London Police in London.

In Kent and Essex we are working in partnership with HM Coastguard, RNLI, Kent Fire and Rescue, Essex Fire and Rescue, Kent Police, Essex Police, Southeast Coast Ambulance Service, Gravesham Borough Council and Rochester Bridge Trust.

Together, we are working to make the river a safe place for all users.

Four-year progress report

Tidal Thames Water Safety Forum

The report demonstrates how the partners have come together to deliver on the six key objectives, with the over-arching ambition of making the tidal Thames safer.

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TTWSF May 2023 Progress Report Cover

Strategy launch

May 2019

A partnership of London agencies came together in May 2019 to launch the Drowning Prevention Strategy. Backed by the then HRH Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, who spoke at the launch.

Time to Talk

February 2021

Simply talking can be a lifeline for people. Our new video, produced to mark #TimetoTalkDay, aims to get the nation discussing mental health, particularly in the ongoing pandemic.

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