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Safe Places Scheme

What is Safe Places?

Safe Places is a service to help vulnerable people with communication difficulties stay safe when they are out and about.

The service includes direct access to police support 24 hours a day via the Safe Places telephone number.

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.

Safe Places Scheme Card - front & back

Safe Places Scheme key fob - front & back

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 here.

Who can join Safe Places?

The Safe Places service has no age limit and is open to anyone who resides or frequents the Avon and Somerset force area, with communication difficulties such as dementia or a learning disability.

Join Safe Places

If you or someone you know has communication difficulties and would like to join Safe Places, complete the online registration form, or if you prefer to print a form and post it to us, download one here.

Alternatively you can visit a police station, complete a registration form and give it to a police enquiry desk where we will be happy to process your application.

Contact Safe Places

Contact us by using this online form, if you need to update your personal details, or have lost your card.