Can We Help?
When we receive a referral or you can call us, we will invite you in to come in for an first meeting. We will talk to you about yourself and your situation, and we’ll use this information to decide whether SafeSpace will be able to help you. Everyone who is referred to SafeSpace is assessed, including a risk assessment to make sure that we will be able to support people safely. We do this risk assessment by talking to you about your circumstances and we will also contact organisations who know you to ask about your recent behaviour. We will always treat people as individuals, but there are some behaviours which will usually prevent us from being able to accept you due to the potential risk of harm to other service users. These are:
- Schedule one offences
- Current drug addiction
- Previous violence/offence against a current tenant or the project or surrounding area
In such cases we will look very carefully at the risk assessment and decide on a case by case basis if we can support you safely, whilst also keeping other people safe. Young People with:
- a history of Arson,
- a history of drug Addiction – particularly I.V. use
- a history of violence towards others
will also be risk assessed very carefully.
If we decide that your needs are too high for us to support you safely, we will inform you of this decision and you will be able to access a copy of our decision in writing. You can appeal against any decision that SafeSpace makes about you using our appeals policy. Please click here for a copy of the appeals policy and appeal form.