Our free-to-use Safe Places Apps show all the Safe Places in districts that have decided to make the Apps available. You can see which districts have chosen to make the Safe Places Apps available on our Member Schemes page.
They are free-to-use by anyone with a smart phone and are available to download now from both the App Store and Google play.
The apps have a function called 'Get me to my nearest Safe Place Now' (Panic button) which immediately directs you to the nearest open Safe Place. If no Safe Place is located within a 15-minute walk it will automatically offer to call the non-emergency 101 number to get help over the phone.
The Apps have now been developed to be ‘Voice Activated’, this means those who may traditionally struggle to use an App or those with visual impairments can be directed to a Safe Place by simply talking to their phones.
As different phones have their own settings the Apps require some 'set-up' to enable voice activation to work.
To help with this we have formed a partnership with the amazing communications company O2.
This means anyone who is based in a district that is a member of the Safe Places National Network who needs assistance with the Safe Places Apps including Voice Activation, will be able to arrange FREE assistance in any of the O2 stores that are located in districts that are members of the Safe Places National Network.
The assistance is completely free and even includes those who are not O2 customers.
The assistance can be arranged by calling or visiting any O2 store that is located in a member district on or after the 1st July; it maybe they are able to help straight away, if not an appointment can be made.
As the Safe Places National Network grows, so too will the O2 support network.
If you have any questions about our Safe Places Apps, please drop us a line. firstname.lastname@example.org