What is the Safe Places scheme?

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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. 

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