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If you think you are suffering from domestic abuse then you probably are… Safer Places offers a range of different services to support you and guide you through an abusive relationship. If you are not sure click here to find out more about what we can offer you, or to contact us for support right now, call 03301 025811. For information on our services you can e-mail info@saferplaces.co.uk.

It is important to remember domestic abuse takes many forms not just physical abuse. Click here to find out more about domestic abuse (domestic violence).

 

If you are a professional organisation and wish to make a referral call us on 03301 025811 or e-mail referrals@saferplaces.co.uk

 

 

COVID 19

Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As per Government and Public Health England advice for Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are still operating and will continue to provide services and support to those who need our services whilst taking the necessary precautions.

We want to reassure our clients, teams and partners that we are working hard to keep our services open, and make sure that the people who need support will continue to receive it during these challenging and unprecedented times. In order to do this, we are changing how we deliver our services.

We are reducing our face to face contact within our accommodation sites and all community support will be delivered by telephone or an alternative method chosen our clients.

All group activities, programmes and training are suspended at this time.

To refer into our services, please call us on 03301 025 811 or email us at info@saferplaces.co.uk. Please do not use the online form at this time – our working from model does not support this referral format.

We are working to protect our clients from the spread of the virus. We are actively working with local authorities to ensure that appropriate and safe accommodation is obtained as far as is possible for those who are high risk and vulnerable to the virus in order to shield them. We will of course use our own accommodation where safe to do so, where we do not have accommodation available, any other accommodation sought, as always is out of our control in many cases. Our extended accommodation licence sets out reasonable behaviour for our clients – we uphold these expectations to further protect our clients living in our safe accommodation, including breaches around anti-social or racist behaviour which will include being reckless and not abiding by the latest government guidance in regards to COVID 19.

As the situation with COVID-19 is developing quickly, we are following Government and public health guidance to continue delivering our front-line services whilst minimising the risk to our staff and clients.

Further information and advice will be shared through our website and social media channels as it becomes available.

For information detailing the government response please see the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

For the latest health advice please refer to the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Our Services

Safe Accommodation

We have safe accommodations in West Essex, Mid Essex and Hertfordshire, providing supported accommodation

Outreach (Community Support)

Outreach provides support in the community, if you cannot or do not need safe accommodation

Additional Services

Additional services provided by Safer Places can be accessed by the Practitioner for those having 1:1 support or by the gateway for those who do not want 1:1 support. These include; Access to “drop-in” service which is held every weekday in every area, clients can come along and meet with […]

Training

Safer Places offers a range of specialist Domestic Violence/Abuse training to professionals. All of our training is developed and delivered by experts to meet the needs of practitioners who come into contact with people affected by Domestic Abuse or to raise awareness to members of the public. Our training includes […]

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Our Mission

To support those who use/ need our services in their journey from risk and crisis to recovery and resilience. We are determined to promote recognition of Domestic Abuse and its impact, for individuals, families and communities.
We will respond to Domestic Abuse by providing a range of evidence based specialist services on the basis of risk, need and choice.
We will work collaboratively with individuals, families and partner agencies to reduce risk of harm.
We are committed to using effective governance to provide an efficient, effective, flexible and innovative service making best use or our resources on behalf of our funders.

Our Vision

We want to see a society where all people are safe and can feel safe within their close relationships and for children to grow up free of Domestic Abuse in their lives: A society with zero tolerance of Domestic Abuse.
We want to be certain that victims of Domestic Abuse have the confidence to report any abuse and to know how and where to get the support they need.
We want a society where perpetrators are enabled to recognise and address their abusive behaviours.

Our Values

Building on strengths and developing resilience.
Respecting choice and self determination.
Ensuring evidence based assessment and interventions.
Collaborating with partner organisations, respecting the roles and specialisms of others.
Being passionate about the welfare of children.
Being committed to a community wide approach to recognising and responding to Domestic Abuse.
Ensuring inclusiveness across diverse communities. Proactively reaching out to those experiencing hidden harm.
Taking a professional non- judgemental approach to all those we work with. Working towards zero tolerance of Domestic Abuse. Ensuring the right interventions which ensure we get it right first time.

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