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Safe Places schemes are being set up across the country. They help an adult with a learning disability cope with any incident that takes place while they are out and about, for example being harassed, getting lost or the person they are meeting fails to turn up which causes them to need assistance.
The idea is very simple: businesses and organisations sign up to be a Safe Place. After training they are issued with a Safe Places sticker which they display in their window. People with a learning disability become members of the scheme and receive a distinctive wristband together with a card. The card has space for scheme members to write their name together with the telephone numbers of up to three people who can be contacted in an emergency.
In the event that a scheme member requires assistance, they look for a place displaying the window sticker and tell the staff at the Safe Place that they need help. Staff will telephone one or more of the numbers listed on the card and ensure someone who knows the person is made aware they need support.
If you wish to become a member of the scheme, or are interested in registering as a Safe Place, please complete and submit the relevant application form which you can download from the Documents section of this page.