Safety planning

Helping to prepare victims of abuse

A personal safety plan is a way of helping you to protect yourself and your children. You do not have control over your partner’s abuse but there are ways to reduce the potential for harm. A safety plan is a tool to assist in identifying options and can help you plan in advance for the possibility of future violence and abuse. It also helps you to think about how you can increase your safety either within the relationship, or if you decide to leave.

There is no right or wrong way to develop a safety plan but it is important that it is easier to remember. If you have difficulty in remembering things, ask if your friends or family can keep a copy of the plan. Whether it is safe or not to write the plan down, it is still important to make and think about one.

Please see the advice of Women’s Aid and Reducing the Risk for more information and support.

More information

Humberside Policy Non-emergency – 101

North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid  – 01472 575757

National Domestic Violent Helping – 0808 2000 247

The Samaritans  – Freephone 116 123 or Local 01472 353111

Police Domestic Violence Officer (9am – 5pm) – 01472 721224 / 721227

Housing advice – 01472 326296 option 1

Children’s Services (FFAP) – 01472 326292 option 2

Victim Support – 01472 250251 or 356549

Citizens Advice Bureau – 0344 411 1444

National Centre for Domestic Violence – 0800 970 2070

Respect  – 08088024040

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327