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Statement regarding Essex Services

From April 1st Safer Places is no longer contracted by Essex County Council and Essex Police Fire and Crime Commissioner having decided not to accept the contract offered to deliver services within Mid and West Essex. Safer Places does not believe that Mid and West Essex were allocated a fair […]

Press Release: New Independent Stalking Advocacy Casework service for Hertfordshire

Safer Places is pleased to announce the launch of their new Hertfordshire Stalking Service (ISAC). This funding was obtained from the Ministry of Housing with sponsorship from Hertfordshire County Council and will be an important step to keeping Domestic Abuse Stalking victims safe and building cases against those responsible. Stalking […]

Press Release: Janet Dalrymple, CEO of Safer Places, responds to Governments draft Domestic Abuse Bill

We are delighted that, in spite of parliament being in crisis and taken up with Brexit, enormous progress has been made on implementing the many recommendations on its Transforming our response to Domestic Abuse White Paper with new measures being brought in to law; • The definition of domestic abuse […]

Press release: Janet Dalrymple, CEO Safer Places, responds to the Queens Speech – 21st June 2017

Safer Places is delighted to see that in spite of speculation that there would be little other than Brexit in the #QueensSpeech the Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill was included. We are especially delighted to see: • Plans to establish a domestic violence and abuse commissioner who amongst other […]

Press release: Charity Awards shortlist nomination for Safer Places – 2017

SAFER PLACES PRESS RELEASE 15th May 2017 We are delighted to announce the Charity Awards 2017 have shortlisted Safer Places in the category of Social Care, Advice and Support for the Daisy Project. The Charity Awards, which announced its shortlist on 10th May 2017, is the charity world’s longest-running, and […]

Domestic Abuse support for LGBT victims in Essex

Safer Places has won an award to support LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people who suffer from domestic abuse, across the whole of Essex. The project has been set up to reach victims who have been largely hidden from domestic abuse services and it is important to the team […]

Outstander Awards for Outstanding People

As part of Domestic Violence Week, Safer Places, a specialist domestic abuse charity covering Essex & Hertfordshire, announced their Outstander Awards for 2015. These awards are designed to recognise those people who play a huge role in supporting those suffering from domestic abuse across Essex and Hertfordshire. The shortlist of […]

Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign achieves criminalisation of coercive control

The Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign is celebrating a significant breakthrough today, as the Government announced a new domestic violence law criminalising patterns of coercive, controlling and psychological abuse. The announcement is designed to clarify and strengthen the law on abuse, to drive a culture change ensuring that no form […]