Keep Safe Scheme

The Keep Safe Scheme for Stirling and Clackmannanshire aims to provide a safe environment in Stirling and Clackmannanshire for people with ASD, by giving them access to a safe place within the community should they need help.

For many individuals with autism, accessing their community can be a challenge. The hustle and bustle of the streets, noise levels, crowded places, or for example a change in the layout of streets, due to road works; all of these have the potential to trigger a panic attack or confusion. Individuals may feel frightened, confused, and anxious, harassed if they are targets of a hate crime, isolated, ignored and discriminated against.

‘Keep Safe Stirling and Clackmannanshire’ proposes to break down these barriers. There are two ways in which this scheme can help: firstly by providing a safe place for individuals, and secondly by providing opportunities for raising awareness of autism in the community. This scheme has been successfully implemented in other towns across the UK. We have researched and followed the development of these schemes and learned from their experience, which has allowed us to develop a plan for implementing a Safe Place Scheme in Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

How will the Safe Place Scheme work? see video below.

If you would like to be part of the scheme, whether you have an ASD, are a parent or can offer a Safe Place within our community, please contact us.