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Warrington Speak Up - Safe Places

Safe Places is a local hate crime initiative led by Warrington Borough Hate Crime Partnership together with Warrington Speak Up which launched in October 2012.Safe Places aims to address bullying and hate crime against vulnerable people and raise awareness and understanding of hate crime. The project is open to any individual who feels that they would benefit from joining the scheme. It is a practical way of helping vulnerable people enjoy their communities and access the town centre knowing that support is available if they feel worried, threatened, intimated or bullied.Public premises such as shops, cafes, pubs, libraries and other places of interest register to be officially known as a ‘safe place’. They display a Safe Places sticker in their window and ensure that staff are aware of how to offer appropriate support.Members of the scheme carry a Safe Places card with their name, emergency contact details and relevant health information. If they feel they need help when they are in the town centre they can show their card in a business displaying the Safe Places sticker. Someone will then call their emergency contact or the police, depending on what the problem is.

Safe Places cards are available from Warrington Speak Up. Individuals can complete an application form and a record is kept of their details for reference.

You can also contact Warrington Speak Up to become a registered ‘safe place’ in Warrington town centre. You will be provided with an A4 vinyl sticker, information sheet and ongoing informal support.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Pip Horne
Contact Position
Project Co-ordinator
Telephone
01925 246888
E-mail
pip.speakup@gmail.com
Website
www.warringtonspeakup.org.uk/
Parent organisation
Speak Up Advocacy Hub

Where to go

Name
Warrington Speak Up
Address
The Gateway
89 Sankey Street
Warrington
Postcode
WA1 1SR
Notes

The Gateway is a community resource centre where the public can access a range of services.

Warrington Speak Up is an independent charity offering advocacy support to Warrington residents.

If you would like to chat to someone about joining the scheme you can call and arrange an appointment to meet with Pip.

Time / date details

When is it on
Warrington Speak Up open Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

Other details

Availability

Local/National Service?
Local

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