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Safe Place Shropshire

The Safe Place Scheme is a nationwide initiative established by Mencap, led by Shropshire Disability Network supported locally by OSCA, Taking Part and Pink Digital. The scheme is also supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, Shropshire Council and West Mercia Police.

The scheme, initially trialled in Kidderminster, is designed to support the needs of Adults with Learning Disabilities, but is appropriate for anyone who feels vulnerable.


How does it work?

It's a simple system, locations advertise they are a Safe Place by displaying a sticker. This tells people who may become vulnerable whilst out and about, that they can receive support and assurance at that location. They will be safe.

To make this contact easier the vulnerable person may have a card with details of who to contact on their behalf. Although this is not needed, it can sometimes speed up getting the extra support that they need.

Some of the locations have been identified by organisations like West Mercia Police, or the Council. As the number grows it will be led by the people who sometimes feel vulnerable whilst out and about, or by the information we receive that tell us there is a problem in an area.


Who can use Safe Places?

Anyone - it helps to have a card with the details of someone to contact but you don't need to have it.

To get a card contact;

Email: hatecrime@shropshire-disability.net
Text or phone: 07780 852 229


What places are there?

Safe Places are many and varied. The range and number keeps on expanding so the locations and map we have may not show all of them but it is regularly updated.

Here is a map of Safe Places

There are Safe Places across Telford and Wrekin, and Shropshire. Just keep an eye out for the sticker.

If you see somewhere that you think would make a good Safe Place but does not have a sticker, let us know. We can contact the people who run it and see if they would like to join.


I would like to have a card?

Brilliant, get in contact with us, we can get one out to you, or you can pick them up from places. We have focussed on people with learning disabilities initially, but the scheme is open to everybody.

Email: hatecrime@shropshire-disability.net
Text or phone: 07780 852 229


I have a business and would like to be involved?

That's excellent news. Please get in contact with us. We have a couple of questions but we welcome supporters from across the borough.

Email: hatecrime@shropshire-disability.net
Text or phone: 07780 852 229


I just want to know more, what can I do?

Cornwall Council have produced a video clip that explains the scheme really well. View the Cornwall Safe Places website, and don't forget to tell them what you think about it.

We are happy to chat to you about any aspect of the scheme. Just give us a call, e-mail or drop by - view our contact details.

Last updated: 9.09am on Friday 22 February 2019

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