Congleton Town Council and Congleton Police team are supporting a scheme offering young people a safe retreat in the town centre. Young people who feel threatened, intimidated or in need of some adult support can seek refuge in shops displaying the ‘Safe Place’ sticker.
The scheme was the idea of local shop owners. Twelve businesses have already signed up with more expected to join. Shops taking part will clearly display the sticker in their window. The young person will be able to wait inside the shop and if appropriate the shop will make a call to the police, parent or CCTV.
Bare Health, Congleton Information Centre, Congleton Library, Glamorous, Happy Garden, K9 Raw, M & Co, Norris Health, Serenity Designs, Spa Canal Road, Sugarplum Hair Salon, Timothy Brown Estate Agents.
Any commercial premises which has public liability insurance, is open to the public to walk in, and is an appropriate place for a young person to wait can become part of the scheme. For more information please contact Rachel McCarthy at Congleton Town Council on 01260 270350 ext 3.