North Horsham Parish Council is proud to be supporting a scheme to help prevent bullying, abuse and harassment of people with learning difficulties that has been launched in Horsham and could be set for a countrywide rollout.
The Safe Place Scheme is a joint County Council and Sussex Police initiative that provides a place of safety for anyone with a learning disability whenever they feel threatened or unsafe.
Scheme members carry a card that can be presented to staff at participating businesses and shops, displaying the person’s name and number of someone they trust who can be contacted. A ‘Making Our Community a Safer Place’ sticker is displayed in shop windows of participating businesses. Membership is free.