What is the Safe Places Scheme?

It is a network of businesses and organisations across Sheffield that are committed to ensuring the safety and dignity of adults who join the scheme.
The idea is simple. Stickers like the one at the top of the page are placed in the window of all the registered safe places. The staff or volunteers in safe places will assist anyone who goes to them for help.
The Safe Places scheme provides adults, in particular people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and dementia, with assistance and a safe place to be if they are feeling scared, upset, or bullied while out on their own.
The scheme provides reassurance to people and to their families and carers, that there is a means of support for them in the community. The support helps to minimise or remove the risks and a means to report crimes with or on behalf of the adult if necessary. They can also help by providing support to deal with health emergencies.