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Radar National Key Scheme

What is the Radar National Key Scheme?

The National Key Scheme (NKS), sometimes known as the RADAR Scheme offers access to disabled toilet facilities in the community.

The scheme was developed because some public toilets designed for disabled people had to be locked to prevent damage and misuse.

The scheme aims to provide disabled key holders with independent access to the toilets provided for them and increase the likelihood of the facilities being in a useable state.

When a Council joins the scheme, standard locks are fitted to their accessible toilets.

Over 400 local authorities in all parts of the country have now adopted the scheme, including Newham.

RADAR /NKS locks have also been fitted to toilets for disabled people provided by public, voluntary and commercial organisations.

So it can now be found in:

  • shopping centres
  • country parks
  • railway and bus stations
  • bars
  • motorway service areas
  • and sports venues.


Newham disabled access public toilets

All of Newham's disabled access public toilets are fitted with a RADAR / NKS lock. Follow the link below for a list of accessible public toilets in Newham.

Newham Public Convenience Locations



Where you can get a RADAR / NKS Key

You can purchase a RADAR NKS key from Disability Rights UK by clicking on the link below.

Disability Rights UK - RADAR / NKS Key
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