Leeds Parent Partnership service exists to support and work with families who have children with special or additional education needs.
The referral team offers independent advice and guidance on special education needs legislation, policies and procedures to enable parents to make the right choices for their child.
Following a training meeting at Leeds City Council on lone worker protection and the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, the Leeds Parent Partnership Service decided to investigate lone worker protection packages.
After considering all available options the partnership decided to work with lone worker safety experts Peoplesafe.
Information Officer Angela Bernard Ferguson said “We looked at a number of devices but decided to trial Peoplesafe as they have such an excellent reputation. “Any procedural changes we asked Peoplesafe to undertake for our own specific requirements were quickly and easily resolved. “Peoplesafe is providing our team with peace of mind knowing they can quickly and discreetly summon help.”
The deployment of the Peoplesafe service, which has seen the safety devices being supplied to eight lone workers, follows a successful trial.
The unique Peoplesafe service provides added value to organisations and peace of mind to individual lone workers as they can now access support from lone worker safety experts.
The range of services utilised by the partnership includes safety devices and the comprehensive Peoplesafe 24/7 monitoring service.
Users press a ‘checking in’ button to notify the Peoplesafe 24/7 monitoring service when they know they are entering a potentially hazardous situation.
If they then have cause to press the button for support the Peoplesafe team of lone worker safety experts are on hand to retrieve information on their location, listen to what is happening, and coordinate emergency support if appropriate.