News 05 Mar 2024

Keepsafe Awareness Day 13 March 2024

Are you aware of the Keep Safe initiative?

We are a proud supporter of Keep Safe which is a national initiative in partnership with Police Scotland and I Am Me Scotland. It works with communities to create a network of safe places across Scotland. These are places you can go to if you feel lost, scared or vulnerable when out in the community.

All Keep Safe places have a minimum of 2 staff members and have been checked and approved for suitability by Police Scotland. Keep Safe places can be any business, such as libraries, shops or cafes, identified by displaying the I Am Me logo sticker in the window.

Most people will never need to ask for help, but choose to use Keep Safe places to go about their daily life. In addition to Keep Safe places, there is also an app that lists all Keep Safe places across Scotland with contact information and opening times.

The app can be used to contact the Keep Safe place in advance of arrival and plan routes highlighting Keep Safe places along the way. The app also offers a link enabling you to report hate crimes directly to Police Scotland. Finally, Keep Safe Cards are available free and can be obtained by emailing [email protected].

These cards have information about any health conditions you have, information about how you communicate and details of who to contact in an emergency. The card folds into the back of a bus pass, phone or wallet. If you need help when out, you can give your card to a member of the emergency services or to staff in a Keep Safe place.

They can use this to offer you support. So, if you are ever in need of help when out and about in Scotland, remember the Keep Safe initiative and make use of the resources available.

For more information please visit the I am Me Scotland Website