Suggested Safety Planning

Sometimes women and children may have to leave their home in a hurry. It can be helpful to make some preparations which will enable this to be done more safely and will allow you to bring essentials with you.

Here are some ideas:-

  • Know where the nearest telephone is located.
  • Know where temporary accommodation can be sought.
  • Have a list of important telephone numbers.
  • Have money for a bus or taxi fares.
  • Have an extra set of keys to your home or car.
  • Pack an emergency bag.
  • Take important documents, eg benefit books, passport, medical cards, bank books and any legal information.
  • Take any essential medicines.
  • Think about when it would be most safe to leave. You may wish to discuss it with your children, if you have any.
  • Try to leave when your partner is not around.
  • Take some personal belongings, if it is safe to do so. 


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