Part 2: Safety in the Twenty-First century:

  1. They need to be inclusive; this is where everyone feels welcome.
  2. We need our voices to be heard.
  3. Communities need to empower all their members.
  4. A community needs to feel like it is having a positive contribution to society as a whole.

Being Safe

We all understand the importance of safety in our lives, but what is safety? How is it measured, and what are the current levels of safety?

How do we measure and think about our safety?

Safety is an issue that we all care about so governments think tanks and the civil service have all come up with ways to measure it. A reason for this is that by quantifying safety, these organisations can understand trends. Trends can tell us whether our safety is getting better, or worse.

How has your safety changed over time

You’re a lot safer than you think

Practical ways to make us feel safe

Improving safety is a question that everyone wants to answer. The number of guides to improve safety are almost impossible to count. We have compiled our advice for ways you can make yourself feel safer in our everyday lives.

Ways to feel safer where you live

  1. Chat with your neighbours — getting to know your neighbours can make you feel safer. When someone is a stranger we are more likely to be scared of them, have a chat with those around you and people stop being strangers.
  2. Join a local community organisation — community centres often have the most knowledgable people in your local area. If you’re worried about safety, sometimes chatting with people at your local community centre will make you feel
  3. Download some apps — different situations can often make you feel more safe, and unsafe. For example, walking at night can be dangerous. Some Apps can help this. For example, if you’re travelling in London at night why not download CityMapper so you feel safer.
  4. Travel with a friend at night — often we feel safer when we are with friends and also more likely to be safer.
  5. Travel with a friend at night — often we feel safer when we are with friends and also more likely to be safer.

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