We want to see a world where everyone lives a life free from fear and abuse

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Safety Advice

Coronavirus (COVID 19) is impacting upon everyone around the globe as more and more of us are asked to stay at home. Home is not always a safe place. Reported cases of domestic abuse are increasing and services like ours are seeing a rise in those who wish to access our services for advice and support. We know that many of you will feel unsafe and be frightened at having to stay at home with the abuser. We want to reassure you that we are here for you.


Author: Rachel Millar

About our Training

At Safer Places we have a range of training courses and qualifications available, from short 3 hour sessions to Level 3 and 4 accredited qualifications enabling you to work with those at the highest risk of domestic abuse and stalking. We also work alongside businesses and organisations, catering to your individual needs to give you and your teams the tools, skills and confidence to respond to survivors and break the cycle of abuse



Our impact


On average we receive referrals for 2864 survivors and their families a year


of survivors told us they felt safer after our support


of survivors reported a cessation or reduction in abuse after our support

Hear Me

Safer Places exist to help shape a society where everyone lives a life free from fear and abuse. To achieve this, survivors voices need to be heard. All content on this page is created by survivors, for survivors.



Latest stories

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  • Safer Places response to the second reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill

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