What is safe places scheme?

What is the Safe Places Scheme?

The Safe Places Scheme is a voluntary scheme that aims to assist vulnerable people with learning disabilities, autism and dementia to feel safer when travelling independently.

The confidence to travel independently assists vulnerable people to maintain their independent living skills and helps with their wellbeing.

Premises that are open to the public such as shops, offices, stations and public buildings are asked to become Safe Places. Safe Places are recognised by the Safe Places logo.

Vulnerable people who are members of the Safe Places Scheme carry a Safe Places Card with their name and the details of up to three people that can be contacted in the event that support is required.

If a vulnerable person arrives feeling unwell, confused, lost, or having been a victim of crime staff within a Safe Place are asked to assist by contacting one of the people named on the back of the Safe Places Card or the emergency services and allow the vulnerable person to wait on the premises until the named person or police/ambulance arrive.

You can contact the Safe Places scheme on 0345 8 503 503.

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Safe Places scheme Wakefield One PO Box 700 Wakefield WF1 2EB

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