Safe Places is a service to help people with communication difficulties stay safe when they are out and about. It is open to anyone in the force area with dementia, a learning disability, mental health problems or any communication need, and there is no age limit.
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 registers for Safe Places they get a unique reference number and their personal details are safely held on the police database.
They 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.
If they call the Safe Places number Avon and Somerset staff will be able to find more information about an individual’s needs and will be able to help them in the most appropriate way.
As part of Safe Places people get a wallet card and keyring fob – and they can show this to get help in a Safe Places building – which include police stations, police inquiry offices and in the near future, some council offices
To find out more about this service, please visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/safeplaces or download the attached leaflet.