Tue 25 Jun 2019
Anthony Webb joins CHiPS to help children feel safe in Palmers Green
The Community Help Point Scheme (CHiPS) was created in 2006 by ECYPS in partnership with Enfield Council, Enfield Safeguarding & Metropolitan Police (Enfield) to establish a network of volunteer ‘safe havens’ across the Borough of Enfield. It aims to provide young and vulnerable people who are lost, at risk or feeling vulnerable a safe place to go in and ask for help & assistance from the community.
Members are CRB checked and display the CHiPS H. logo and can make a phone call to get assistance for someone, allow someone to sit in safety for a while until a risk has passed, give someone directions on how to get to their chosen destination, call the police, medical or social care teams.
There are around 200 CHiPS points across the borough including schools, leisure centres, libraries and a network of shops, cafés and other street-front businesses that can provide help for young and vulnerable people. Baskervilles opposite Broomfiled Park are also registered with CHiPS.
STAFF AT HELP POINTS CAN:
- make a phone call to get help for you
- allow you to stay in the premises until help arrives or until a risk has passed
- call the police if you are the victim of a crime
- call a member of your family or a care team if you need more help
Please share this initiative with your children and friends so that people are aware of CHiPS and can find help if they need it.
If you would like to volunteer to become a member location please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This article was featured in the summer issue of Palmers Green and Southgate LIFE magazine.
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