There is no right or wrong way to do a safety plan. Check off and fill in the things that work for you. Make it your plan. Review it often. Make changes as you need to.

There is help for you to develop a safety plan. You can ask your social worker, family violence worker or some other person in the community to work with you on this.

Safety Plans can help you be as safe as you can be from future abuse.

They are used by people who:

  • Want to leave, but it is not safe
  • Are not sure about leaving, but need help in case the abuser gets violent
  • Have left and the threat of violence is still there

Safety Plans Can Help You:

  • Get help in an emergency
  • Get away safely
  • Keep children safe
  • Safely get your clothes, pets or other personal items

View a sample Safety Plan