Posted on 10th June 2014
Police and students head out into the town to encourage retailers to sign up to the Safe Places Scheme
Officers, students and partnership organisations teamed up for a Safe Places Scheme walkabout ahead of the official launch later this month.
Temporary Sergeant Russ Barlow and PCSO Linda Cook from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team joined the Buxton Leek College students to chat to local residents about signing up to the scheme ahead of the official launch later this month (June).
The Derbyshire Safe Place Scheme is run by Derbyshire County Council and is supported by Derbyshire Constabulary, the MacIntyre charity and the Derbyshire Learning Disability Partnership Board.
The initiative aims to help people with learning disabilities feel safe and confident when out in the community by identifying places where they can go if they feel unwell, confused or threatened.
During the walkabout on Friday, June 6, officers teamed up with tutor Julie Shaw and students from the Buxton Leek College, Victoria Ellis from High Peak Borough Council, along with representatives from Derbyshire County Council and the McIntyre charity.
The students visited a number of retailers in Buxton town centre to encourage people to sign up to the initiative to help people who may feel vulnerable or need help whilst out and about.
An official launch of the scheme will take place at the University of Derby Buxton Campus from 10am on Friday, June 27.
If you would like to find out more or are interested in signing up to the scheme then speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team by calling 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.