Safe Zone Bus project

Dundee Safe Zone operates 10pm-4am in Dundee City Centre on Friday and Saturday nights. Volunteers from TCA and the British Red Cross, along with Police Officers assist those who may be vulnerable due to excess alcohol or drugs and ensure that they have a safe route home. The aim of the project is to lessen the impact of binge drinking and drug taking on the emergency services.

Volunteers are trained in four main areas:

  • Induction to the project, which covers all of the necessary information that volunteers may require prior to working their first shift
  • Alcohol Brief Intervention Training, which gives volunteers the tools to have conversations with others around their consumption of alcohol
  • Drug Awareness Trends – delivered by CAIR Scotland, this training gives volunteers information about the current drugs trends and how to spot and respond to someone who may be under the influence of drugs.
  • Mental Health First Aid – gives practical advice about how to deal with someone who may be in mental health crisis.
  • Dependent on the volunteers previous experience, this training is completed in their probationary period, while also being supported through experience gained on Safe Zone shifts. The Team Leaders work with the volunteers to support them through this part of the process.

For more information please contact Arwen on 01382 456012 or email arwen.elder@alcoholtayside.com