What situations could we face? The most typical situations involve a young person seeking to avoid others who they believe are a threat to them. In extreme cases this may involve them being chased by people they fear will phsyically harm them – fortunately this is relatively rare.
How can Darul Ummah help?
In most situations Darul Ummah Centre can help by simply allowing the invidividual/s to wait in our centre and by offering to contact someone who can help. In a dangerous situation where there is immediate risk of physical violence towards someone, consider:
Directing them to the safest place whilst asking them for information on what is happening Dialling 999 and asking for the police – and an ambulance in a medical emergency Noting evidence for the police e.g. descriptions of people and vehicles, details of witnesses, CCTV etc.
Please note: Darul Ummah Centre and its staff are not expected to place themselves at risk by getting physically involved in a situation – just calling for help can make a difference.
What is CitySave Campaign?
Through the CitySafe campaign young people and adults work together to: Encourage local businesses and organisations to offer their premises as CitySafe Havens and pledge to report 100% of crime Build stronger relationships with their peers, the police and neighbourhood organisations, strengthening their CitySafe Zone Organise events that facilitate dialogue between police and young people, led by CitySafe Champions. A CitySafe Zone is the place in a neighbourhood with an active CitySafe Action Team and Champion who maintain CitySafe Havens and support the CitySafe programme in the community.
A place where people work in partnership to report and discourage crime and anti-social behaviour and to offer temprary shelter to young people in immidate danger.
A CitySafe Haven is a public place to seek refuge in a difficult situation. CitySafe Havens: