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Safety Planning

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A Safety Plan can help increase your safety and protect 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.  In an emergency always call 999.

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