What is the Safe Places scheme?
Safe Places in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
A scheme to provide safe places in the community where vulnerable people with learning disabilities can go if they get into trouble or feel unsafe, frightened or bullied.
9 out of 10 people with learning disabilities have experienced a hate incident over the last year; this affects their ability to access businesses and services, (e.g. shops and Sports Centres) in the community and lead a full life.
How does the Safe Places scheme work?
A vulnerable person (such as a learning disability) carries a Safe Places Help Card with their name and emergency contact details. Public premises (like shops, libraries, police stations, pubs) sign up to be officially known as a 'Safe Place' for vulnerable people. If a person needs help when they are in the community, they can show their Help card to a member of staff in a Safe Place. Someone will then call their emergency contact or the Police, depending on what the problem is.
Contact Smile! Stop Hate Crime on 0115 9209524 to get a Help Card.
The scheme is supported by Notts Police, Notts Fire & Rescue Service, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Councils.