Organisations in Safeland
Frequently asked questions
1What is an Organisation when it exists in Safeland?
An organisation inside the Safeland environment consists of two components: 1. An organisation profile page (optional) This is where organisations can present themselves and where a Safeland user can contact them directly. It’s also a way for way for users to discover that an organisation operates in their area. Organisations can choose not to have a visible organisation page, if they prefer. 2. Organisation team members and badges Verified key members of an organisation will be assigned badges to their profile images. Organisation team members can still be part of groups and collaborate on posts the same way any Safeland user can. When an organisation team member posts or comments in public or in a group, others can see that they are part of a particular organisation.
2What is the difference between Safeland groups and Organisations?
Groups in Safeland are designed for collaboration between multiple Trygve users, with the conversations visible to everyone in the group. Organisations is designed to give organisations a presence via a discoverable zone, profile page and representatives in the community it serves. Any contact between a Safeland user and an organisation is private.
3What kinds of organisations are suitable for Organisations in Safeland?
Any group, organisation, unit or institution who engages or intends to engage with the local community in the field of safety or support. Examples of appropriate organisations in Safeland include local police, victim support units, local council, Neighbourhood Watch groups, local schools, housing estates, shelters, real estate companies, Scout groups, local churches, volunteer patrol groups, etc.
4Are unregistered community groups welcome as Organisations in Safeland?
Yes! Unofficial organisations are welcome to be recognised as organisations within Safeland, providing they adhere to the requirements of being an organisation within Safeland.
5What are the requirements of being an organisation within Trygve?
6Are political or religious groups allowed to be Organisations in Safeland, too?
Political or religious groups make up part of the community, so we encourage all local organisations to get involved. However the activities within Safeland must be free of political or religious messaging and abide by our Code of Conduct.
7How can people find my organisation in Safeland?
Any Safeland user will be able to discover active organisations in their area by tapping on the ‘Organisations’ icon in Safeland. Safeland users will also be able to discover organisations by active users who are representatives of an organisation. These users carry badges around with them on their profile images and organisation is included on their individual profile.
8We are a Neighbourhood Watch and we have a great group in Safeland - should we use Organisations, too?
Sure! Groups and Organisations serve different purposes and both are beneficial. Groups allow multiple users/NHW members to collaborate openly together. It is recommended you become an organisation in Safeland as well, in order to have an organisational presence in your local community and boost your reach. Key Neighbourhood watch team members will also be assigned a Neighbourhood watch badge on their profiles, which adds credibility to them and integrity to your Watch.
9I am a user who is currently representing my organisation as my username. What should I do?
It’s great you’ve been flying the flag for your organisation in Safeland. Now is a great time to consider getting your organisation involved in Organisations and becoming an individual user yourself. You will be able to be a representative of your organisation, meaning you will carry a little verification icon of the organisation around with you in the Safeland environment.
10Does maintaining an organisation in Safeland create a high administrative workload?
No. Safeland continually works to make community engagement simple, including the administration of organisations. Once your organisation is set up in Safeland, it will require minimal maintenance. You can customise what type (if any) communication your organisation wants to receive from users. New messages are shown in the app, and any team member within the organisation is able to respond and mark it as ‘completed’.
11How do I get a badge on my profile in Safeland?
Only organisation administrators can select who from their organisation will be assigned a badge. These badges are not designed to display membership, but to display official roles within an organisation. For example, all members of NHW should not receive a badge, but a watch coordinator will.
12How much does it cost to be an Organisation in Safeland?
The cost for non-profit initiatives and organisations to take part is £90 per year. For other government or commercial organisations, the cost varies based on the type and size of business, Contact us for a quote.
13How do we get started?
Fill in this form to let the Safeland team know you’re interested in taking part. We will get in touch with you to help create a presence and profile most suited to your needs.