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Home Safety and Security

Safer Communities offer a range of FREE safety and security visits which can be arranged directly or alternatively can be

made on behalf of a client or relative.  Click on a relevant topic below to find out more details.           

Child Safety Visit

Fife Cares offers FREE child safety visits to families with children under 5 years of age.

Advice on various subjects will be provided including:

  • Stair safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Cord Safety
  • Electrical safety
  • Smoke alarms
  • Child car seat safety


To arrange a visit please click on the Fife Cares Form  and complete the relevant details.

Alternatively you can call the Social Work Contact Centre on 03451 551503 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

For further information on Child Home Safety please click on the Good Egg Guide         

 

Vulnerable Adult Safety Visit

Fife Cares offers FREE home safety visits for vulnerable adults.

Advice on various subjects will be provided including:

  • Falls awareness
  • Fire Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Smoke alarms


To arrange a visit please click on the Fife Cares Form  and complete the relevant details.

Alternatively you can call the Social Work Contact Centre on 03451 551503 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

Domestic Abuse Home Security Visit

Safe Secure and Supported at Home is a project supported by the Big Lottery Fund and offers a FREE home security visit to people who have suffered domestic violence and are now separated from the perpetrator.

A home security adviser can visit your home, help you risk assess and provide information on a range of issues including

  • Door and window security
  • Security lighting
  • Personal safety


To arrange a visit please click on Safe Secure and Supported at Home Form  and complete the relevant details. 

Alternatively you can call the Social Work Contact Centre on 03451 551503 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

If you wish more information on domestic abuse click Domestic Abuse

Home Security Visit

Fife Cares offer a FREE security risk assessment offering practical and emotional support tailored to individual’s needs, with home visits conducted by Police Scotland Prevention Officers.

Advice on various subjects will be provided including:                                                                             

  • Door and window security
  • Security lighting
  • Cash handling
  • Property marking
  • Intruder alarms
  • Shed and outbuilding security
  • Personal safety
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Bogus callers and sellers


To arrange a visit please click on Fife Cares Form  and complete the relevant details.

Alternatively you can call the Social Work Contact Centre on 03451 551503 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) 

Home Fire Safety Check

A FREE home visit can be provided by Scottish fire and Rescue Service and offer advice on a variety of fire safety issues including;

  • Fire Safety Action Plan - advice on what to do if your smoke alarm is activated 
  • Night time routines
  • Smoke detection
  • Kitchen safety
  • Bedroom safety
  • Electrical safety
  • Access to property
  • Smoking issues


To arrange a visit please click on Home Fire Safety Visit Form  and complete the relevant details.

Alternatively, you can contact Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on Fire Service on

Phone 0800 0731 999, or

Text the word FIRE to 80800. 

Bogus Callers

Bogus callers and bogus workmen can cause fear and misery, especially to the older and vulnerable members of the community they tend to target.

Always be on your guard when anyone you’re not expecting calls at your home. A genuine caller will make an appointment first and carry identification with their photograph on it.

Remember to;

  • Stop-  Always check via a window or spyhole who is at your door. If you do not know the person or are suspicious in any way do not open your door.
  • Chain- Always put the chain on before opening the door
  • Check- Leave the chain on while you check the identity card carefully. If in doubt check it by phone or ask them to return when you have someone else with you.


For more information on Bogus Callers click on Beat Bogus Callers

 

 

 For Easy Read  please click here on  Keeping Your Money Safe


Home security visits are offered to victims of bogus crime.  To arrange a visit please click on Home Security Visit  form and complete the relevant details.

For more information on your rights as a consumer, look up our Consumer Advice

Our independent Trusted Trader  scheme has also been established to help customers to find a trader that they can trust.   
 


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