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Safe Place Scheme

What is the Safe Place Scheme?

The Safe Place Scheme helps people with learning difficulties across the country feel confident and safe whilst out and about. If someone feels they are being bullied, abused or harassed while they are out they have “Safe Places” to go to.

Window stickers are used in public places (shops, community centres and libraries etc) that are part of the scheme to identify themselves as Safer Places. Cards are also carried by individuals (sometimes the Hate Crime Reporting Card), with useful contact numbers on (i.e. helpline numbers, carer’s details, family contact details etc).

If an individual needs help they can enter a Safe Place and ask for a contact to be made.  A card is not necessary and help can still be asked for from “Safe Places”.  Safer Places will be ready to help and assist anyone who goes to them for help and create a temporary safe haven for them whatever the circumstance.

 

Peterborough CC Safe Place Scheme Video

 

The ‘Safe Place’ recognised symbol

The Safe place/Safer Places logo using the Widgit Symbol is nationally recognised which means safe places can be found all over the country. This logo is easily indentified and highly visible.

Organisations taking part will display this symbol on a sticker normally found somewhere highly visible like a front window.

"I think it is vital that Safe Places schemes strive towards using a common symbol. Many schemes have their own local identities, which is great, but equally people need to know at a glance what Safe Places is all about, and I think your symbol does this well. Also, when people go to new places where different schemes operate, they should be able to recognise the symbol wherever they go. The Widgit symbol helps to unify what people are doing, and helps us move towards a more 'national' identity for Safe Places."

Maggie Graham,
Regional Campaigns Officer, Mencap

 

How we can help

Safer places networks are continually growing and expanding in many areas of the country. If your local authority has a Safe Place scheme and want to use the recognised symbol then this is freely available from us. Please contact copyright@widgit.com

 

Safe place schemes in your area:

The Safe Place Scheme was initiated by the South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership. This is a merged partnership consisting of statutory and voluntary agencies. The project aims to stop bullying and abuse of adults with learning disabilities across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

 

Avon and Somerset
www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/safeplaces

Bracknell
www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/safeplace

Bradford
www.snoopcharity.org

Bristol
www.bristol.gov.uk/page/community-and-safety/safe-place-scheme-people-learning-difficulties

Cherwell
www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6049

Cleveland
www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Information/Cleveland-Safe-Places-Scheme.aspx

Cornwall
www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=22240

Coventry
www.grapevinecovandwarks.org/what-we-do/safe-places.aspx

Cumbria
www.cumbria.police.uk/advice-and-information/personal-safety/safe-places-scheme

Derbyshire
www.derbyshire.gov.uk/safeplace

Derby City
www.derby.gov.uk/community-and-living/crime-prevention/safe-places-in-derby/

Devon and Cornwall
keepingsafe.org.uk/
www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=22240

Durham
www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/safeplaces

East Sussex
www.eastsussex.gov.uk/...

Exeter
www.thisisexeter.co.uk/Businesses-help-provide-Safe-Place

Gloucestershire
www.keepsafeglos.org/safe_places
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/keepsafe

Hounslow
www.hounslow.gov.uk/index/community_and_living/safeplace.htm

Kidderminster
www.ourway.org.uk/safe-place-scheme/

Kingston-upon-Thames
www.kingstonld.info/

Kirklees
mencapinkirklees.wordpress.com/today/safe-places/

Leicester
www.leics.gov.uk/keepsafeplaceschemes

North Horsham
wordpress.northhorsham-pc.gov.uk/2012/05/11/making-our-community-a-safe-place/

North Tyneside
www.sign-nt.co.uk/Safe-Places/

North Worcestershire
www.nwcsp.org/safe-place-scheme.aspx

Norwich
www.norfolk.police.uk/....

Peterborough
www.nas-peterborough.org.uk/safeplace.asp.aspx

Sheffield
www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/page/...../Heeley_City_Farm_Safe_Places/

Stoke
www.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/content/social-care/adult-social-care/safer-places.en

Swindon
www.healthwatchswindon.org.uk/events/safe-places-launch-event

Torbay
www.safercommunitiestorbay.org.uk/index/staysafe...
www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice...

Wakefield
www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/health-care-and-advice/adults-and-older-people-services/safer-places-scheme

Warwickshire
www.warwickshire.gov.uk/safeplaces

West sussex
www.connecttosupport.org...

Wiltshire
www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/communitysafety2/safeplaces.htm

Windsor and Maidenhead
www.rbwmsafety4all.org.uk/safe_place_scheme.htm

Worcestershire
www.ourway.org.uk/safe-place-scheme/

safe place logo

New Safe Place Portal

We have partnered with the not-for-profit company Safe Places Org CIC working with them on their new web site www.safeplaces.org.uk

This site will become a portal where vulnerable people can find safe places in their local area.

Existing schemes and local authorities can become members of this site so all Safe Place details are available to everyone, at all times, no matter where they are in the UK.

The Safe Places site has been developed so that it can be accessed as independently as possible by the schemes potential users. Accessibility features include Point symbols and FS ME font developed for people with learning difficulties.

The project is now looking to register safe places; if you are part of a scheme and would like further information, please contact: info@safeplaces.org.uk

Look out for upcoming bulletins in the coming months for news of the free-to-use apps being launched to work in conjunction with the web site on
www.safeplaces.org.uk

 

macdonalds
© Newsquest (Oxfordshire & Wiltshire) Ltd

 

 

Safe place library in cornwall

 

Cafe photo
© Warwickshire County Council

 

 

safe place card

 

Safe Place Scheme Videos

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