Are you being hurt or upset?
Tell someone you trust. Do it straight away. You can phone the Care Management team on 020 8547 6558 or phone 999 if it’s an emergency.
If you would like to learn more about how to keep safe when out and about, we run a group to learn about personal safety. Please contact The Community Team and speak to the Psychology Team on 0208 547 6558 or 020 8949 9968 for more details.
Safe Places have come to Kingston
A Safe Place is a place for people with learning disabilities to go if they ever feel unsafe or need some help in the community.
The Safe Place logo are in shop windows in and around Kingston and you need a Safe Place card to sign up to be part of the Scheme.
To find out more and how to get a card, click here.
To find out which shops are a Safe Place, click here.
Stand By Me – Police Promise
The Met Police in Kingston promise to stand by people with a learning disability to end hate crime. This is what the police pledge to do:
1. Make sure that information is available and presented in a suitable form.
2. Get better evidence and increase convictions by allowing more time for interviews, particularly where the victim has difficulty communicating.
3. Understand how to identify if someone has a learning disability.
4. Listen to, respect and involve families, carers and support staff of disabled people.
5. Challenge discriminatory attitudes and language among fellow officers.
6. Ensure that victims are kept up to date with the progress of the case once they have reported a crime.
7. Recognise that disability hate crime is as harmful as other types of hate crime.
8. Don’t label disability hate crime as anti-social behaviour – identify the crime and deal with it.
9. Hold regular beat meetings and ensure they are open to disabled people.
10. Display the Stand by me promises where everyone can see them.