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Lerwick Police Station Joins 'Keep Safe' Initiative

News Posted: 5th July 2018

Lerwick Police Station has joined the 'Keep Safe' initiative, which alongside a network of local businesses, creates safe places for vulnerable people in the community to seek assistance if required.


Lerwick Police Station is a Part of the Keep Safe Initiative

 

What is Keep Safe? Keep Safe is an initiative which works in partnership with Police Scotland and a network of local businesses to create ‘Keep Safe’ places for disabled, vulnerable, and elderly people when out and about in the community. People can access these premises to seek assistance and help if they feel lost, confused, scared, in danger, or have been the victim of a crime. Premises can be identified by their Keep Safe window sticker in the entrance, but are also listed on the Keep Safe app, and on www.iammescotland.co.uk. The Keep Safe initiative is a national initiative and is being rolled out across Scotland in partnership with other Local Authorities.

How does it work? Keep Safe places help people to feel safe when in the community as they can access assistance if required.

What is the Keep Safe card? Keep Safe cards are available for anyone to use, and detail information about any health conditions, communication requirements and who to contact in the event of an emergency.  Cards are available free from Keep Safe premises, to download from www.iammescotland.co.uk or by contacting iammeproject@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Where can I get more information? Further information is available on the Police Scotland website – Keep Safe places.  A free Keep Safe Scotland phone app is also available to download from iOS and Android.  This App helps to map out all Keep safe places across Scotland.

I Am Me Scotland is a community led charity that works in partnership with Police Scotland to raise awareness of Disability Hate Crime.

For more information on Keep Safe, or to find out more about the suite of free teaching and training resources, please visit:

www.iammescotland.co.uk

If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please tell someone who can help.

These are the phone numbers:

Duty Social Work (for Children)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744421

Duty Social Work (for Adults)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744400

Outside office hours:
01595 695611

Police: 101

Children’s Reporter:
0131 244 3780