New scheme offers a ‘Safe Place’ for vulnerable residents in Didcot
A new support network is now available for vulnerable people visiting Wallingford and Didcot. Safe Places aims to provide a safe location for someone to go if they are feeling lost, worried or threatened.
Those premises taking part in the scheme are identified with a distinctive Safe Places logo in the window, for example local shops, community centres or cafes – this will be issued with the approval of local Thames Valley Police officers. A list of the locations signed up to the Safe Places scheme can be found at southoxon.gov.uk/safeplaces.
Under the Safe Places scheme people can request a special card to carry with them when out and about. This provides details of someone to contact if they are in need of help. Whether you have a Safe Places card or not, you can enter a participating location and ask for assistance. Staff have been trained and will be able to help keep you safe.
If you or someone you know wishes to request a Safe Places contact card, or you are a business interested in becoming a Safe Place, please email South Oxfordshire District Council’s Community Safety Team via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01235 422593.