Safe Places helps people with learning disabilities / autism if they feel scared or at risk while they are out and about in the community and need support right away.
People who might need to use Safe Places carry a Safe Places card with emergency contact details. If they need help, they can go to public places, like shops, community centres and libraries, that have a Safe Places sticker in their window and ask staff there for help.
We work together with Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall People First on the Safe Places scheme.
Safe Places cards
If you would like a Safe Places card or want your business to become a Safe Place email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can call us on 01872 326035.
If you’re worried about hate crime, or would like to talk to someone about it, Stop Hate UK has a 24 hour helpline, available every day of the year. Ring 08088 021155 and see how they can help you. See it, report it, sort it!
You can also use the True Vision website to report hate crimes that have happened to you or someone you know.
Mate crime is when people pretend to be friends with people who have a learning disability but go on to exploit them. You can find out more about mate crime on the Safety Net website.