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.
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 an emergency contact card. The card has space for scheme members to write their name and the telephone numbers of up to three contacts.
In the event that a scheme member requires assistance, they look for a 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 until they are able to speak with someone who knows the person and who can provide support.
If you wish to become a member of the scheme, you will find a link to the Safe Places Membership Form on the downloads tab below. Alternatively, if you are interested in becoming a registered Safe Place, please complete the Safe Places Provider Form on the downloads tab and we will be in touch.