Safespaces provide a calm, low stimulation environment, an asset in busy classrooms. Safespaces can help where there is a wide range of needs amongst students. We recommend you watch our films showing how Safespaces are used in schools like ours.
A calm space
A Safespace can provide a low stimulation area, which pupils can use to settle in, or have quiet time in a busy 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.
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 Safespace can be offered as part of positive reinforcement. The netting roof, viewing panels and optional white wall allow for the use of projectors and sensory lighting.
We offer parents the option for a Safespace to be used as part of a crisis management plan for their child. It can help reduce the incidence of crisis situations and be used as part of a restraint reduction plan. It can offer a less restrictive option than manual “holding” to prevent physical injury to others from an agitated student. This can mean that relationships with staff members are not damaged by the use of more restrictive practices. The Safespace is positioned in the corner of the KS1 breakout space to allow a rapid response to incidents and enable the pupil to return to the group more quickly.