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

Safer Places respond to the second reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill. Rachel Millar, Senior Policy Officer for Safer Places said: “Safer Places are pleased to see the Bill progress through parliament, especially during this worrying time when urgent action is needed to protect survivors. We were particularly pleased to hear just how many MP’s spoke with passion and championed the voices of survivors’ and children whist highlighting matters of concern not currently addressed within the Bill. Read more

Safer Places receives emergency funding to bolster refuge service provision

Safer Places receives £15,000 emergency funding from Essex Community Foundation to bolster refuge service provision Read more

Safer Places response to the Domestic Abuse Bill second reading announcement

The Domestic Abuse Bill will return to Parliament tomorrow, Tuesday 28th April. Janet Dalrymple, CEO of Safer Places said “We are pleased to see the bill progressing through parliament, especially during this particularly worrying time for survivors of abuse" Read more

Live Chat Launch

Safer Places launches new Live Chat service. The new service enables anyone experiencing abuse to chat directly with a member of the Safer Places team. The measures announced to tackle coronavirus (COVID 19) have seen day to day life change dramatically and undoubtedly made it harder for people to access support services as survivors are isolated with abusers with small windows of opportunity to speak. This new service will give survivors the opportunity to access support discreetly. Read more

Rise in domestic homicide since COVID 19

As we entered 2020, we have witnessed the global spread of coronavirus (COVID 19) and the number of women murdered every week by an intimate or ex partner in the UK rose to 3. We are responding to two pandemics, the virus and the escalation and exacerbation of domestic and sexual abuse, but one does not cause the other. Read more

High Sheriff's Shield

Voluntary organisations that work to make their communities safer and better places to live have been recognised at this year’s prestigious High Sheriffs’ Awards. We were thrilled to be awarded the coveted High Sheriff's Shield in recognition of our effective and compassionate work in the community. Read more

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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. Read more