Safe Places is a service to help people with communication difficulties stay safe when they are out and about.
An improved service, which includes direct access to police support 24 hours a day via the Safe Places telephone number, is being rolled out by Avon and Somerset Police from 10 May 2017.
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.
The Safe Places service has no age limit and is open to anyone in the force area with communication difficulties, such as dementia or a learning disability.
If you or someone you know has communication difficulties and would like to join Safe Places, please 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.
Please contact us if you need to update your personal details, or you’ve lost your card. You can fill out a form here.
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