Safe Places in South Oxfordshire

Our Community Safety team are working with Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service, Oxfordshire Family Support Network and local communities to launch the nationally recognised 'Safe Places' scheme across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.

What is a Safe Place?
The Safe Places Scheme aims to help vulnerable people feel confident and safe whilst out and about.  If someone is feeling lost, anxious, confused, bullied, abused or harassed they can go to a Safe Place.

Safe Places offer support to elderly people, people with dementia, those who may have a physical or learning disability, people with mental health needs or someone who feels unwell. 

How does it work?

Safe Places are identified by a nationally recognised logo that will be visible on a sticker in the window of participating shops, community centres and cafes.

Safe Places logo Safe places card front Safe places card back

Cards can be carried by the individual with contact numbers on for family members, adult social care and the police.  You can pick up a ‘Safe Place’ card from a Safe Place location or by emailing communitysafety@southandvale.gov.uk.

What help can be provided?

If you have a Safe Places card, a member of staff can phone your nominated person, whether it be a carer or family member.  Whether you have a Safe Places card or not, you can enter a participating location and ask for assistance.  A trained member of staff will be able to help you. 

Safe Places in South Oxfordshire

Premises which agree to be a Safe Place will receive a resource pack and free training on how to assist vulnerable people and recognise what kind of help they require.

If you are interested in becoming a Safe Place contact communitysafety@southandvale.gov.uk

For further information visit the national Safe Places website

Didcot Safe Places - from 4 December 2017

  • Age UK shop
  • Didcot Bingo
  • Boswells
  • Co-op Wantage Road
  • Changing Lives shop
  • Civic Hall
  • Co – op Broadway
  • Cornerstone Arts centre
  • Didcot Police Station
  • Didcot wave
  • The Meadows – health and wellbeing centre
  • K&K news
  • Didcot Leisure centre
  • Didcot Library
  • Sainsbury’s (Orchard centre)
  • St Peters Church
  • Wilkinson’s

Wallingford Safe Places - from 27 November 2017

  • Boots
  • Waitrose
  • Barclays
  • Costa
  • Catherine’s Café
  • The Wallingford Bookshop
  • KP Stationers
  • Mary’s Hairdressers
  • Style Acre Charity Shop

Last reviewed: 28 - 11 - 2017

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