Safespace in schools safespace schools 2 Safespaces have proved invaluable in special and mainstream schools all over the country. They provide a calm, low stimulation environment much needed in busy classrooms. Safespaces can help where there is a demand on space and a wide range in the needs of students. See the Film of a Safespace being used in a School in Burnley.
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Uses

‘Chill out’ room

A Safespace provides a low stimulation area for pupils to calm down, or have quiet time in a hectic classroom.  Pupils can use the Safespace as a means of managing their own behaviour, by requesting time in it when they recognise their stress levels are rising. This can dramatically reduce the incidence of crisis situations. [single-testimonial id="890"]

Crisis management

When a crisis situation occurs, the Safespace can reduce the extent and frequency of physical intervention and reduce the risk of injury to all. It can mean that relationships with staff members are less likely to be damaged by more restrictive practices. In a classroom, a Safespace can facilitate a rapid response to incidents, and can remove the chaos and disruption involved in evacuating the classroom. Many schools are offering parents the option to include the use of a Safespace in their child's Individual Behaviour Support Plan. [single-testimonial id="879"]

Therapy and sensory space

Safespaces are used as one to one therapy spaces and as safe areas in which to enjoy sensory equipment. Time in a sensory room Safespace can be offered as part of a reward system. The netting roof, viewing panels and optional white wall allow for the use of projectors and sensory lighting. We can provide sensory lighting, soft play shapes and furniture, in order to create a beautiful and safe, sensory environment. safespace schools

Versatility

A Safespace can be dismantled and moved to where it is most needed, for example, when a pupil or class moves to a new classroom. This is a key reason why many schools have chosen a Safespace instead of room padding. Training in installation is available upon request. [single-testimonial id="880"]

Practicality

A Safespace can be installed with minimal disruption to the classroom. It avoids the need for structural building work and so, reduces costs. A Safespace can be made to measure to fit a small classroom, or placed in the corner of a larger classroom or hall. Most schools choose a 200cm x 200cm (79” x 79”) Safespace in the classroom as they find this adequate for their needs, however, a Safespace can be made up to 300cm x 300cm (118" x 118") if required. Window blinds can be supplied to provide privacy or to create a low stimulation environment. We can provide a design and quote based on some basic information about your classroom. Go to our Downloads page for a quote request form.

Options

Roll up wall – this can be added if access is required through the Safespace to reach fitted wardrobes. Viewing panels – these can be added to enable the person using the Safespace to watch television or enjoy sensory equipment situated outside the Safespace. These can vary in size as appropriate. If a very low stimulation environment is required, we would not recommend the addition of viewing panels. Projection screen - an internal white wall can be included in the design of the Safespace. This can be used as a projection screen.

Accessories

Standard mattress - most customers also purchase a Safespace mattress 75mm floor mat - recommended for clients who are particularly inclined to head bang on the floor Water resistant lycra-covered memory foam top mattress Water resistant PVC-covered memory foam top mattress Soft play and soft furniture Blinds  Water resistant floor seams Projector set/Fibre optics kit For more details see Accessories.