Personal Safety App

Closed 5 Dec 2023

Opened 14 Nov 2023


The City of Edinburgh Council is exploring the possibility of endorsing a personal safety app. We are interested in your views on whether this is something you might find helpful. We also want to know what types of features you would like to see in a personal safety app, if this is something you would consider using.

We want to be very clear that we do not support the idea that women are responsible for their own safety. We believe that any form of harassment or abuse in a public space is solely the responsibility of the person behaving in such a way. However, during our women's safety in public places consultation, women have told us that they would like the option of an additional tool that can help them to feel safe when out and about, and a number of local authorities in the UK are adopting personal safety apps.

We want to engage directly with the people in our city to help us understand your preferences and to help us decide on our next steps.


  • All Edinburgh


  • Anyone from any background


  • Community safety
  • Crime & Antisocial behaviour