What is the Kirklees Safe Places scheme?
The Safe Places scheme is to help vulnerable people when they go out. Sometimes when we go out things can happen and you need help but there is no one around to ask. You might have lost your bus pass or someone has been unkind and you feel upset and afraid. A Safe Place is somewhere you can go to for help if this ever happens to you.
How can a Safe Place help?
You can apply to receive a Safe Places card. You can write up to 3 numbers of people you would want the Safe Place to contact if something happened whilst you were out and about. If you ever feel confused, frightened or need help when you are out you can go into any place that is open and showing the Safe Place logo. Staff at the Safe Place will listen to you and try to help. They can use your Safe Place card to contact someone else for you if it is not something they can help with.
Who can join Safe Places?
The scheme is for people who are over 16 and who might be vulnerable when they go out.
It is not for people who have very complex issues.
You might think you are vulnerable if you have;
A learning disability
A physical disability