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Safe Places

What does it do?

Safe Places Org CIC provides a free-to-use assistive technology based Safe Places SEND education and information service to help promote Safe Place schemes across the UK. Our aim is to unite all the Safe Place schemes across the UK to create a nationwide network of support and to help teach SEND students about Safe Places and encourage independence. Introducing free-to-use SEND education materials and assistive technology means there is more chance the Safe Place schemes are being taught about as part of the ‘Life skills’ curriculum and being know about in their communities.

Who is it for?

Our assistive technology and education resources are aimed at a teaching and supporting people with a broad range of abilities. Those looking to teach using our resources simply select which items are suitable allowing for a person-centred approach.

How do I access it?

You can find out everything about our service by visiting us at www.safeplaces.org.uk Our free-to-use Safe Places smart phone apps are available to download now from the App Store and Google Play General enquiries info@safeplaces.org.uk Education enquiries education@safeplaces.org.uk

What does it do?

Safe Places Org CIC provides a free-to-use assistive technology based Safe Places SEND education and information service to help promote Safe Place schemes across the UK. Our aim is to unite all the Safe Place schemes across the UK to create a nationwide network of support and to help teach SEND students about Safe Places and encourage independence. Introducing free-to-use SEND education materials and assistive technology means there is more chance the Safe Place schemes are being taught about as part of the ‘Life skills’ curriculum and being know about in their communities.

Who is it for?

Our assistive technology and education resources are aimed at a teaching and supporting people with a broad range of abilities. Those looking to teach using our resources simply select which items are suitable allowing for a person-centred approach.

You can find out everything about our service by visiting us at www.safeplaces.org.uk Our free-to-use Safe Places smart phone apps are available to download now from the App Store and Google Play General enquiries info@safeplaces.org.uk Education enquiries education@safeplaces.org.uk

 

Web Site;

Is embedded with symbols to ensure as many user groups as possible can access the information.

Uses FS Me font was researched and developed with (and endorsed by) Mencap

Contains the ‘Point’ software (hover your mouse over a word and the symbol appears)

Works with both touch screens and interactive whiteboards

All member’s Safe Places can be easily viewed on a map and listed

Search function allows you to find all our members Safe Places no matter where you are.

Smart Phone apps;

Information on the web site populates the free-to-use smart phone apps

Only Safe Places details of our member schemes are visible

Has reactive function ‘Get me to my nearest Safe Place Now’ (Panic button)

Can be used proactively to find and visit Safe Places as part of the Safety in the Community ‘Life skills’ curriculum

Encourages vulnerable people to get out and about in their community

Safe Place details available at the touch of a button

Only directs the user to open Safe Places

Is an effective way to reach out to more difficult to reach isolated vulnerable people already living independently who may already have and use smart phones

 

Used for a Safe Places ‘treasure hunt’ competition. Entrants details used to evidence exactly how many people are discovering Safe Places and when

Treasure hunt can be in different parts of the local area to encourages vulnerable users to visit and experience new places

Apps can be used by SEND college students who ‘volunteer for work experience’ as part of their course to help identify and audit Safe Places for the scheme operators

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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.