Everyone Deserves To Feel Safe

Having A Personal Safety Plan Is An Important Step

What Is A Safety Plan?

A safety plan is a set of actions that can help lower your risk of being hurt by your partner. It includes information specific to you and your life that will increase your safety at school, home, and other places that you go on a daily basis.

It is important to consider risk factors when doing a safety plan and to listen to the victim. What you think is a risk factor is not necessarily what the victim sees. Remember they are the experts on their lives. This must be respected when doing safety plans. It is okay to suggest they consider all the risk factors in their life, but the ultimate decision is the victim’s.

Creating A Safety Plan

Below is a shortened version of Our Standard Safety Plan. It is often used if you are working with someone who doesn’t require immediate shelter or shelter at all but does need to be aware of her/his safety.