Did you know that there are at least 35 Safe Place Schemes in England? We hope to put York on the map before too long. At an Inclusion North event, June Peacock, a member of the steering group, joined representatives from Safe Place Schemes in Yorkshire to share information and good practice.
Each Scheme is different, and so the steering group is looking at developing a Scheme that reflects the unique characteristics of York and which can operate effectively here. For instance Peta Hatton from the York Independent Living and Travel Skills and Fiona Andrews from the British Transport Police have worked with young people at Manor CE Academy. They looked at a YouTube video from another Safe Place Scheme and talked about what they liked and did not like. They also had many suggestions for which venues could become Safe Place venues. We have also been invited to talk to the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Partnership Board, the Safeguarding Adults Board and the Children’s Society young disabled children advisory group in York.
At the second meeting, the steering group discussed Safe Place venues, awareness raising and guidance and looked at operational models. You can read more about what we have been discussing on the steering group page: steering group
We would love to get ideas and suggestions from people, also if you are able to offer help with developing the resources or interested in becoming a safe place venue then please get in touch with us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/leave a message at 07752 365 297.