Safe Places helps people with a learning disability and / or Autism if they feel worried or are at risk while they are out and about in the community. They can go to public places, like shops, cafes and job centres, which have a Safe Place sticker in their window and ask staff there for help.
As part of the scheme people with a learning disability and / or Autism can carry a Safe Place card with their emergency contact details on them, and can show this to staff in the registered Safe Place when asking for help.
The Safe Places scheme is managed by Healthy Cornwall with the support of Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall People First. We are also part of the Safe Places National Network.
Due to Covid 19 (Coronavirus) please be aware that the opening hours of Safe Places may be different to those stated on the interactive map. This is because opening hours may change due to changes to Covid rules or staff shortages. We are continuing to check and monitor the scheme, and the interactive map is continuously being updated.
If you would like an up to date list of Safe Places for a particular area in Cornwall please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We work together with Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall People First on the Safe Places scheme.
How to join the scheme
If you would like to register as a Safe Place please email email@example.com or call 01209 615 600 and we will send you an information pack including registration form. Once we receive your completed registration form we will send you a Safe Place sticker for you to display at your premises.
We regularly check the suitability of the Safe Places in the county as well as recruit new places.
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 01209 615 600.
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You can also use the True Vision website to report hate crimes that have happened to you or someone you know.
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