Some tips from us about staying safe
get2gether encourages you to have fun in a safe environment. Safe doesn’t mean that you can’t do things or it has to be boring.
Being safe means being in control.
People with disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse and abusers but still want to go out and enjoy themselves.
Check out these guidelines and let us know if you have any questions.
- Only give out your phone number if you feel comfortable
- Only agree to meet a new contact in a public place
- Arrange your first one-to-one meeting during the day or early evening
- Don’t disclose any personal information (address, family details etc.) at a first meeting
- If anyone intimidates you, harasses you or makes you feel uncomfortable please inform get2gether
- Always make sure that you have a safe way of getting home (maybe organise transport in advance)
- Always tell a carer, friend or family member where you are going and what you are doing
- Make sure if you have a mobile phone to have it charged up and with some credit
- You never have to kiss, cuddle, have sex, touch someone or let them touch you unless you are sure you are ready
- If you don’t like someone tell them in a nice way and be clear
- If someone says no to you accept it and move on
- Don’t give anybody access to your passport, bank details, money, pin numbers, bills and benefit letters
- Alcohol and drugs (prescription and recreational) can reduce your awareness and understanding, this can make you an easier victim and increase your risk of accident.
- Watch your drinks at all times if you think your drink looks or taste funny or different leave it
- If you need advice on sexual health, contraception, sexuality, domestic violence or any other matter get2gether can find the right advice body to help you
- If you feel you are the victim of a crime or have witnessed a crime please contact the police
If there is anything you want to discuss with us, please get in touch.