Safe Place Scheme
What is the 'Safe Place' scheme?
The scheme is for anyone aged 11+ who might feel vulnerable or scared when out in public places. This could be someone with a learning disability, sensory impairment, autism, dementia, mental health issues or physical disabilities.
Anyone can join the scheme and get a Safe places card which you can carry with you.
Already successful in other areas across the UK, Berkhamsted's programme is supported by our local Police.
What is a Safe Place?
A Safe place can be a shop, office, station or public building such as a library. All Safe places will display the Safe Place logo.
How this scheme works
A sticker is placed in a prominent position in the window or on a door of a 'Safe Place', identifying that help is available here for vulnerable people.
If a vulnerable person seeks help, members of staff would be expected to make a phone call where necessary to the trusted person on the card (if carried). They would also reassure and keep the vulnerable person safe until the situation was resolved.
How you can get involved
If you own a business, or you're interested in joining the scheme, and would like to register your venue as a safe, place please contact https://www.safeplaces.org.uk/about/be-a-safe-place/
If you need to report a crime which has happened (to yourself or someone else) and are not in danger call 101.
Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 11:15 by Town Warden