CAVS Be Safer Project


About CAVS Be Safer

Since CAVS Be Safer started in 2010, the project has maintained a focused remit of building community resource opportunities for adults with a learning disability to feel and keep safer in the community and at home.

Be Safer has initiated a number of community schemes across Essex, working in partnership collaboration with numerous organisations across the county.  Some of these schemes, such as Keep Safe, are continuing to develop and grow countywide, and provide much needed support for adults with learning disabilities as they go out and about in their daily lives.

Current Work

Since April 2015 and in compliance with Essex County Council & Clinical Commissioning Group requirements through the Independence, Choice and Control Fund, Be Safer has concentrated delivery of targeted schemes into North East Essex. 

  • In partnership with Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE), Be Safer has held two bespoke ‘Think Safe’ Train The Trainer Workshops in Clacton and Colchester, aiming to enhance and build group leadership skills to deliver Think Safe resource materials to adults with learning disabilities.
  • Be Safer works with Keep Safe Colchester and Keep Safe Tendring to extend the reach of the scheme to more vulnerable people, including the creation of the first group of Keep Safe ambassadors in Colchester who actively support the scheme in their home town.
  • Be Safer plans to introduce a drama outreach session called ‘I’m Only Joking’ for adults with learning disabilities to deliver to a variety of educational settings.
  • Be Safer continues to support the Be Safer website on, which is an accessible website for adults with learning disabilities featuring safety information, news and events.

For more information on CAVS Be Safer, contact Katharine Washbrook, Partnership Support, on or call her on:  01268 638416