WHAT IS SAFE PLACES?

 

Safe Places is a scheme which helps people with learning differences and disabilities deal with anything that happens when they are out and about in Northumberland

SAFE PLACES ARE PLACES WHERE YOU CAN GO TO GET HELP IF YOU ARE:

– Lost
– You have lost something. Such as: Bus pass, purse or wallet
– Had something stolen
– Been bullied
– Upset about something

           HOW DO SAFE PLACES WORK?

SpLinter Group talks to venues like stations, libraries, cafes and community centres that are willing to help and become a Safe Place.

SpLinter Group members then train the staff at the Safe Places. The training consists of:

– What it is like to be a person with learning disabilities
– What they should do when someone comes in asking for help
– We ask the staff in the Safe Places to fill out a form which keeps records of people coming in but they don’t write down their name.
– SpLinter Group will then collect the forms to see how often the Safe Place is being used.