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Derbyshire Safe Place Scheme

A Safe Place is somewhere you can go if you feel scared, are lost or need help when you are out and about.

Derbyshire Safe Place Scheme. Keep safe with safe places

Safe Places are public buildings in towns and communities across Derbyshire, such as libraries, shops, pharmacies and GP surgeries. They have stickers in their windows so you can see that they are part of the scheme and know you can go in and ask for help if you need to.

Find a safe place

You can also download the Safe Places app to your smartphone, free to download from the App Store or Google Play. This can direct you to your nearest open Safe Place and can work by voice activation.

The Safe Place Scheme is supported by Derbyshire Police, Trading Standards and the Derbyshire Learning Disability Partnership Board.

Keep Safe Cards

Keep Safe Cards are available to all adults who live in Derbyshire. Vulnerable young people aged 11 to 18 can also apply for a Keep Safe Card, once they have received instructions from an adult about the use of the Keep Safe Card, the Safe Places mobile phone app, and the purpose and location of Safe Place venues.

The card has space for you to write your name, the name and phone number of a family member or carer and anything else a person might need to know about you.

If you're out and about and you need help, you can take the card to a Safe Place to ask for help.

Apply for a Keep Safe Card

How a safe place helps

The staff at a safe place will:

  • find you somewhere safe to wait
  • use the information on your Keep Safe Card to call your family, friends or support staff
  • call the police or an ambulance if it's an emergency
Apply to become a safe place