What is Safe Places?
Safe Places is a service to help people with communication difficulties stay safe when they are out and about. When someone joins Safe Places, they are given a unique reference number which gives them direct access to police support 24 hours a day, via the Safe Places telephone number, which has a direct link into the police control room.
An individual can call the Safe Places number if they find themselves in a crisis situation, such as if they are lost, feel scared or upset, and don’t know what to do, or if they have been a victim of crime.
They can also visit a Safe Places building for help. All police stations with enquiry offices are Safe Places and in the near future some council offices will also be included. Safe Places buildings can be identified by the Safe Places window sticker. Find your nearest police station online
Who can join Safe Places?
The Safe Places service has no age limit and is open to anyone in the force area with communication difficulties, such as dementia or a learning disability.
Why join Safe Places?
Safe Places will give people confidence that they can get help quickly when they need it. It gives family and carers the confidence that loved ones can get help on the phone or in a Safe Place when they are out and about.
Join Safe Places
If you or someone you know has communication difficulties and would like to join Safe Places, please complete the online registration form. Alternatively you can visit a police station, complete a registration form and give it to a police enquiry desk to process your application. For more information on Safe Places, please visit their website