Keeping Safe

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You have told us that feeling safe is important.


That it is why it is included in our Bill Of Rights.


We have also worked with Bournemouth People First, Borough of Poole and Bournemouth Council to produce some important documents:


Keeping Safe in Bournemouth and Poole


A guide about how you can keep yourself safe when you go out, use public transport, use the internet and much more.


You can download a copy by clicking here, or pop in to Poole Forum to pick up a hard copy.


Keeping Safe Card


You can use your Keeping Safe Card if you need help. You can write information on it that people might need to know if you need help.


The card will fold up to go in your wallet or purse.


If you would like a Keeping Safe Card please pick one up from the Poole Forum shop.


Hate Crime Factsheet and Crime Reporting Form


Click here to view an easy read factsheet which explains all about disability hate crime.


If you have been a victim of crime you can use our easy read form to report it.


You can get a copy of the form from Poole Forum. You can also download the form by clicking here. Please ask us if you need help to fill it in.




Please click here to view Safe Places on the Borough of Poole website.


Below is a list of Safe Places in Poole:


- Poole Forum, Rossmore Leisure Centre, Herbert   Avenue

- Care Dynamics, 25 Bourne Valley Road,   Branksome East

- Community Learning Disabilities Team, Delphwood,   Ashdown Close, Canford Heath

- Wild and Co Barbers, 240 Ashley Road, Parkstone

- Sea View Day Centre, Croft Road, Parkstone

- Tony Smith Kitchens, 431 Poole Road, Branksome

- Big Brother Music and Film, 379 Ashley Road,   Parkstone

- Cafe Nero, 153 High Street, Town Centre

- Pets Direct, 5 The Parade, Waterloo

- The Post Office, 86 Dolphin Shopping Centre, Town    Centre

- Bryant Pharmacy, 426 Ashley Road, Parkstone

- The Shores, 46 Brixey Road, Parkstone

- The Dunes, 49 Cynthia Road, Parkstone

- The Peacock Tea Rooms, Upton Country Park

- Beach House, 94 Alexandra Road, Parkstone

- The Waves, 199 Churchill Road, Parkstone

- The Moorings, 69 Brixey Road, Poole

- Anchor House, 1 Evering Avenue, Parkstone

- The Tides, 136 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone

- Coral House, 15 Alder Hills, Parkstone

- Poole Leisure Centre, Kingland Road, Poole

- Rossmore Leisure Centre, Herbert Avenue,   Parkstone

- Ashdown Leisure Centre, Adastral Road,

  Canford Heath

- Coffee House, 10 Adastral Square, Adastral Road,   Canford Heath

- Poole Housing Partnership, Beech House, 28-38   Wimborne Road, Poole

- The Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Road, Poole

- The Sloop, 5 Commercial Road, Poole

- Studio 1, The Stables, Holton Heath, Poole

- Poole Bus Station: Information desk

                              Staff area

- Tower Park: Nandos

                    Pizza Hut

                    Pizza Express

                    Security Office

- The Barnabas Centre, Manor Avenue, Parkstone


List of Libraries:


- Branksome Library, 212-220 Ashley Road, Poole

- Broadstone Library, 10 Story Lane, Broadstone

- Canford Cliffs Library, Western Road, Canford   Cliffs

- Canford Heath Library & Learning Centre, Mitchell   Road, Poole

- Creekmoor Library, 34 Northmead Drive,   Creekmoor

- Hamworthy Community Library, Blandford Road,   Poole

- Oakdale Library, Wimborne Road, Poole

- Parkstone Library, Britannia Road, Parkstone

- Poole Central Library, Dolphin Centre, Poole

- Rossmore Community Library & Learning Centre,   Herbert Avenue, Poole


List of RNLI lifeguarded beaches in Poole


- Branksome Chine

- Canford Cliffs

- Shore Road

- Sandbanks


List of RNLI lifeguarded beaches in Bournemouth


- Southbourne

- Fisherman’s Walk

- Manor Steps

- Boscombe East

- Boscombe West

- East Cliff

- Bournemouth East

- Bournemouth West

- Durley Chine

- Alum Chine





We have a Safe Places team who all volunteer their time. They work hard to find more local organisations or businesses to become a Safe Place. The team are :

Lisa Selby, Jonathan Wilding, Alex Ridealgh and Shaun Hayward.

Jeanette Cross and Keith Hind also help the team.



Huge congratulations to our Safe Places Team for winning the John Jay Shield Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to community safety in Poole. Click here to read an article all about the evening.

Huge congratulations to our Safe Places Team for winning the John Jay Shield Award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to community safety in Poole. Click here to read an article all about the evening.

Keep Safe Stop Abuse


There are 2 fact sheets to help you Keep Safe and Stop Abuse.

The 1st fact sheet explains: How to get Help, click here to download

The 2nd fact sheet explains: What happens after abuse or harm is reported? click here to download

Watch a video about our Safe Places Scheme here