Safety planning tool for children affected by domestic abuse

Safety planning tool for children affected by domestic abuse

The Safety Planning Tool for children affected by domestic abuse is a valuable resource aimed at helping children and young people develop strategies to keep themselves safe in situations involving domestic violence. The tool consists of two components: “My book about keeping safe” and a Safety Planning Programme.

“My book about keeping safe” is a workbook designed to guide children and young people in identifying safe spaces, such as a trusted adult’s house or a specific room, where they can go during incidents of domestic abuse. It also encourages them to identify safe adults in their lives whom they can turn to for support when feeling scared or upset. The workbook aims to promote age-appropriate awareness of how to seek help and stay safe when in danger.

The Safety Planning Programme provides a structured framework to assist social workers and professionals in working with children affected by domestic abuse. It offers a comprehensive approach to safety planning, helping children and young people create individualised safety plans tailored to their specific circumstances and needs.

By utilising this tool, social workers can empower children and young people to take an active role in their own safety and well-being, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and resources to navigate challenging situations related to domestic abuse.


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