Help with Safe Places

 

     image of area   image of a person supporting another person   Safe Places help people with a learning disability and / or Autism.  

 

      Safe Places logo    Look out for the Safe Place sticker on registered Safe Places. 

 

      photo of Safe Places card  photo of Safe Places card Get your Safe Places card from Healthy Cornwall. 

 


  image of mobile phone image of email Call 01209 615 600 or email safeplaces@cornwall.gov.uk

 

    image of laptop To find out where Safe Places are in Cornwall go to www.cornwall.gov.uk/safeplaces


               

        image of social media  Or use the Safe Places app for places in Cornwall and beyond in England and Wales.

                                  Get for free on the App Store or Google Play.

 

 

More information about Safe Places

 

The Safe Places registered scheme encourages people with a learning disability and / or Autism to be independent in their local community, and provides reassurance to their family and carers. As Richard Gittins, who helps manages the scheme, says:


“This scheme helps people with a learning disability to go out and about on their own. It also helps parents of someone with a learning disability to give them the confidence that their family member will be safe.”


Safe Places are local businesses and services who have signed up to the scheme, and who offer assistance if a person with a learning disability or Autism comes in asking for help. The Safe Place helps to calm the person and, if required, call their contact person, which is noted on a Safe Place card, that we encourage the person to carry.

 

photo of businesses and services supporting Safe Places in Liskeard

Businesses and services supporting the Safe Places registered scheme in Liskeard


If the person is in immediate danger or they have reported bullying or harassment we ask for the police to be called. If the person is not in immediate danger, but the business or service is concerned about their welfare we encourage them to contact the Council’s Safeguarding Team.


The registered Safe Place is identified by having a Safe Place sticker in their front window. The scheme is supported by Devon and Cornwall Police, and Cornwall People First.


We regularly monitor and check existing Safe Places to make sure that they are suitable, and provide training and support to registered places.

 

How do I register as a Safe Place?

If you are a business or service in Cornwall and you are interested to register as a Safe Place the easiest way to register is to email safeplaces@cornwall.gov.uk

 

How do I find Safe Places in Cornwall?

To find Safe Places in Cornwall visit the interactive map on Cornwall Council’s website. If you would like a list of Safe Places in your area please contact us by either emailing safeplaces@cornwall.gov.uk or calling 01209 615 600

 

Safe Places App

We are in the process of uploading Cornwall’s Safe Places onto the Safe Places app, which can be downloaded for free from the App store or Google Play. This app can direct a person to the nearest Safe Place.
https://www.safeplaces.org.uk/apps/

 

How do I get a Safe Places card?

 

photo of Safe Places card

 

If you would like a Safe Places card contact Safe Places by either emailing safeplaces@cornwall.gov.uk or calling 01209 615 600

 

Safe Places National Network

Due to the kind sponsorship of Rowe’s Cornish Bakers Cornwall’s Safe Places are part of the Safe Places National Network.

https://www.safeplaces.org.uk/