A Safety Plan can help increase your safety if you are affected by domestic abuse and protect you and your children.
- Always keep your mobile phone with you. Make sure it is charged and you have credit if you need to call for help.
- Save important telephone numbers on your phone, so that you can access them easily in an emergency .
- Think about where you can go if you don’t feel safe. Are there family, friends or neighbours near-by that you can trust?
- Talk to family, friends or a trusted colleague, if you can.
- Have a code word you can use to alert family or friends if you need help, to come and get you or call the police.
- Reassure you children, and identify a safe place for them.
- Be prepared to leave the house in an emergency.
- If you feel threatened move to a room with easy access to an exit, NOT a kitchen.
- Keep your car keys, money and bank cards in a place where you can grab them easily.
- If you can, bring your passport and other important documents with you. Don’t forget medicines and any personal items you value.
- In an emergency do not hesitate to call 999.
If you are affected by domestic abuse YOU CAN call Women’s Aid ABCLN on 028 25 632136 or in an emergency always call 999.