Safety planning is when you do things that make you and your family safer when you are experiencing domestic and family violence and abuse.
Sometimes safety plans might include trusted family members, friends, community members or support services. For some people it is not safe to include other people in their safety plans.
If you need support to make a safety plan for you or your children, our service can help you.
If you are safety planning for yourself think about the things that help you feel safer, and the things that make you feel less safe. Some people find it helpful to write down their safety plan, but this might not be safe for you.
Before writing down a safety plan think about whether it is safe to do so and if there is somewhere safe you can keep it where no one else will see it.
It is very important to trust yourself and your instincts when safety planning.
You and your children have the right to be safe.
This guide supplies general information only, not all safety planning options listed will be right for you or your family.
Please contact us if this is something you want help.