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Keep Safe

Aberdeen City Council and Police Scotland are jointly leading the rollout of the Keep Safe initiative in Aberdeen city.

About Keep Safe

People who are vulnerable because of learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairment or mental health problems have the right to feel safe when they are out in the community. Unfortunately some people can become targets for Keepsafe Logo bullying and harassment and can feel intimidated, scared and frightened to go out. This bullying and harassment can also lead to the person becoming a victim of Disability Hate Crime.


What is Keep Safe and how does it work?

The Keep Safe initiative works with a network of businesses such as shops, libraries and cafes who have agreed to make their premises a ‘Keep Safe’ place for people to go if they feel frightened, distressed or are the victim of crime when out in the community.

Disabled and elderly people who wish to take part in the initiative will be issued with a contact card with details of the person’s name, health concerns, communication needs and helpful contact details for friends or family.

‘Keep Safe’ locations will be easily identifiable by the Keep Safe sticker they will display in their window. If a person goes into the ‘Keep Safe’ place and shows their contact card to staff, the staff member will reassure the person and ring one of the numbers on the card and/or contact the police if a crime has been committed.



For more information about the project please contact

Kerry Laing
Safer Aberdeen Programme Manager  


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