Safer Places has become the first Domestic Abuse organisation in the UK to be awarded a Working with Trauma Quality Mark award in recognition of their approach to services they provide survivors of domestic abuse.

The Trauma Aware Bronze award is awarded when an organisation shows an understanding and awareness of trauma and its impact, and implements trauma informed practice.

Janet Dalrymple, Chief Executive, Safer Places, said: “Safer Places exist to drive down the incidence and impact of domestic and sexual abuse and to support those who use our services in their journey to recovery, resilience and independence.

“We are delighted to be awarded the Bronze Trauma Awareness award. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team at Safer Places to the survivors of domestic abuse. We are the first UK based domestic abuse organisation to achieve this award and we will continue to pursue the best standard of support for those who are in need of our services.”

Aimee Ramiah, Senior Safeguarding and Wellbeing Manager, said: “Our services are tailored to each individual and they are informed by a trauma led approach. All our frontline staff undertake nationally accredited training which gives us the ability to provide the highest standard across the service. We fully intend to achieve the Silver and Gold Trauma Aware Awards to ensure the very best for our service users.”

If anyone is in need of support services, please contact us on 03301 025 811.