Police relaunch Safe Places scheme to support people 'in a crisis'

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 May 2017

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary has relaunched its Safe Places scheme to help people stay safe when they are out.

The police has now introduced a dedicated 24/7 telephone service which will help people across the force’s area.

The line is open to anyone and someone will be able to call the Safe Places number if they find themselves in a crisis situation.

Communication centre manager Becky Tipper said: “This scheme will help many people; it will help give those with a communication need the confidence to go out and about, knowing that if they find themselves in a crisis situation, they can call the Safe Places line where support is on offer 24/7.

“It also gives reassurance to relatives and carers that their loved ones are okay.”

To join the Safe Places service, visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/safeplaces

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