Child Safe Zones

What is it?

Glasgow City Council and Glasgow City Centre Retail Association have launched the Child Safe Zone Initiative. Child Safe Zones is a national scheme adopted by a number of major town and city centres throughout the UK.  It promotes the safety of children by helping to reunite them with their parents. Glasgow City Centre is now an official Child Safe Zone.

About the Initiative

The initiative will provide a quick and effective response to ensure children who become lost in Glasgow city centre are reunited with their parents or guardians as quickly as possible.

The Child Safe Zone initiative will use a variety of measures to reunite lost children with their families, with posters to be displayed around the city showing a helpline number which connects directly to the Glasgow Community Services Operations Centre.

In addition, visitors can write their mobile phone number onto a free, colourful wristband which is then secured around their child’s wrist, so that anyone finding a lost child can quickly contact them to let them know that their child is safe.

Participating Venues


  • Buchanan Bus Station
  • Buchanan Galleries
  • Buchanan Street Subway
  • Central Station
  • City Chambers
  • Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
  • Princes Square
  • Queen Street Station
  • St. Enoch Centre
  • St. Enoch Subway
  • St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art
  • The Lighthouse

City Parking Car Parks:

  • Charring Cross
  • Cambridge Street
  • Concert Hall
  • Duke Street
  • SECC

Free Child Wristbands and further information can be found at the information desks of the City Centre locations highlighted within the map.  Information on where parents and/or guardians can uplift wristbands is available here:
There is also downloadable information leaflet for Parents/Guardians available at: