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Become a Safe Place

If you or your organisation are based in Derbyshire and are interested in becoming a Safe Place, we'd love to hear from you. 

Spotted Calf Cafe and Post Office in Holbrook

What a Safe Place scheme organisation is asked to do

Display the Safe Place sticker in a prominent place.

Designate a responsible person who'll be the main point of contact for the scheme and to liaise with us and other partners as appropriate. The responsible person is also asked to promote the scheme with staff and help it to continue to run smoothly.

Recognise that the Safe Place Scheme operates whenever the public has access to the premises.

Provide a trained member of staff, on duty at all times, to help anyone producing a Keep Safe Card or asking for help. This member of staff will be someone who has completed the information and awareness raising provided by MacIntyre or is aware of the scheme and responsibilities.

Get in touch with the emergency contact detailed on the person’s Keep Safe Card or emergency services whichever is most appropriate.

Offer the person asking for help a suitable area to wait until that help arrives.

Ensure that appropriate and adequate public liability insurance cover is in place and that you are indemnified against any liability.

Agree to Safe Place checks taken by the police and our trading standards officers. Without breaching your rights under Data Protection Act 1998 and Enterprise Act 2002, checks will be made in relation to any of the following as part of the approval process:

  • crime statistics in and around the proposed Safe Place, for example, anti-social behaviour, hate crime, violent crime, police local intelligence and knowledge, and our trading standards own enquiry databases
  • allow the name, address and any other appropriate personal data of the organisation or business to be shared between partners involved in the Derbyshire Safe Place scheme, to enable Safe Place checks to be undertaken

Allow the name, address and contact details of the organisation or business and Safe Place to be included in the Safe Place register.

Agree to complete a performance monitoring form recording the number of people who use the scheme, what help was given and the date and time. We'll ask for this information every 6 months and use it to help evaluate the scheme, as per data protection guidelines.

Co-operate in annual Safe Places checks to ensure the organisation or business remains a Safe Place.

Help promote the scheme.

Application process

Our application packs contain further information about the scheme, instructions on how to apply and an application form.

Once we've received your application a Safe Place check will be carried out to ensure your premises meet the necessary standards. The checks will then be carried out on an annual basis to ensure places remain safe.

Once the check has been made, we'll arrange for your staff to receive Safe Place information and awareness raising. MacIntyre currently carry this out on our behalf.

We'll then issue you with a Safe Place sticker, which you'll need to display in your window or door, and add your details to the Safe Place register.

The Safe Place register will contain names and addresses of safe places across Derbyshire and people will be able to access it in map or list format on our website.

An application pack is attached to this page. Or contact us to request a paper version of the application pack or if you'd like more information.

Contact us:

Apply to be a Safe Place