What is a Safe Place

A safe Place is a building like a shop, a bank, a community centre or a church that displays the Safe Place sticker in the window. The staff in these buildings know how to help the members of the Safe Places scheme.

Is the Safe Place scheme for me?

The Safe Place scheme is for you if you feel unsafe or vulnerable when you are out and about in North Tyneside. You may have a learning disability, be living with dementia or feeling nervous and need support because something has happened to you which makes you feel unsafe.

Why would I use a Safe Place?

You would use a Safe Place if you:

  • Feel lost, upset or afraid

  • Feel bullied or threatened

  • Have lost your belongings

  • Have lost your friends

How does the Safe Place scheme work?

As a member of the Safe Place scheme you receive a card and keyring. You need to add your name to the card and the telephone numbers of two people you trust. Make sure the people you have chosen know that they may be contacted if you ever use the Safe Place scheme.

Step 1:

Look for a place that displays a Safe Place window sticker.

Step 2:

Go inside, ask for help and show the staff your card or keyring.

Step 3:

The Safe Place will contact someone you trust or the Police if they need to.

How can I join the Safe Place scheme?

To register as a user of the Safe Place Scheme please complete our online registration form


If you are a business or an organisation that could be a Safe Place please email safeplaces@northtyneside.gov.uk for a One to One discussion.

For more information including application forms and frequently asked questions please visit the Safe Place website:

For a list of Safe Place locations please click here