Safe Places

A number of shops and businesses in West Oxfordshire now offer a ‘Safe Place’ for vulnerable people (such as those with dementia, learning disabilities or mental health needs) when they feel lost, worried or threatened while they’re out and about.

How the Safe Place scheme works 

Safe Place sticker

  • People who might need to use a Safe Place carry a card, which they fill in with the details of their chosen contact.
  • The businesses display a distinctive window sticker like the one on the right hand side so that the vulnerable person can easily identify them.
  • When they show their card in a Safe Place, the business or shop will get in touch with their chosen contact and keep the vulnerable person safe until they arrive.

Request a Safe Places card

You can get a Safe Place card for a vulnerable person from the following places:

  • West Oxfordshire District Council, Town Centre Shop, Welch Way, Witney
  • West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield reception, Elmfield Offices, New Yatt Road, Witney
  • Cottsway Housing, Station Lane, Witney

Location of Safe Places in West Oxfordshire

 Set up your business or shop as a Safe Place

Thames Valley Police check that each business meets the Safe Place criteria and volunteers visit every so often to check. To become a Safe Place please contact one of the following:

The scheme has been set up in West Oxfordshire thanks to a range of partner organisations including West Oxfordshire District Council, Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire Age UK, Oxfordshire Family Support Network, My Life My Choice and Cottsway Housing.

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West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB