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What is Keep Safe?

Keep Safe helps people with disabilities that live, work, or socialise in Southend, feel safe when they are out in the town. Sometimes things can go wrong like losing a wallet or phone; becoming ill; or being a victim of crime; can leave someone feeling unsafe. By signing up to the Keep Safe scheme people with disabilities know that help is close at hand.

How does Keep Safe work?

Everyone that joins the Keep Safe scheme is given a key ring and a wallet card with space to write their own details, plus the name and phone number of a trusted person on it. This person can be a family member, a friend, a care worker or someone else – anyone that can help if something goes wrong. Shops and other businesses involved in the scheme will display the Keep Safe sticker in their window, and will help to call the trusted person, the police, or an ambulance if necessary.

Who is Keep Safe for?

Keep Safe is for any disabled person or person with Asperger’s over the age of 16.

How do I sign up to Keep Safe?

Contact the KEEP SAFE TEAM
T:01702 534544

Who runs Keep Safe?

Keep Safe is run by SHIELDS, an organisation which ensures that disabled people in Southend are represented and treated fairly in Partnership with Southend Safeguarding Adults and Children’s Boards

In an emergency
call 999

To report a non-urgent incident or crime to the Police
call 101

If you have concerns about a child, call Southend's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Plus ‘MASH+’ on 01702 215007
Select Option 1 and then either: Option 1 for professional advice; Option 2 for a specific social worker; OR Option 3 for MASH+ administration.

If you have concerns about an adult, call Southend's Access Team
01702 215008 option 1

To report concerns outside of office hours, call Emergency Duty Team
0845 606 1212