What is Safe Place?
Our Safe Place initiative is a simple way for organisations to provide information and signposting to anyone affected by domestic abuse
Join us, become a Safe Place and help us raise awareness about domestic abuse and the range of support services available.
- Support the pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about domestic abuse
- Acknowledge domestic abuse is a problem that impacts on all of us as a society, and will be prepared to play your part in supporting those affected and sending a clear message to perpetrators that domestic abuse is intolerable
- Provide a Safe Place for ANYONE affected by domestic violence to confidentially access information
What Does A Safe Place Do?
Simply display the Safe Place logo which indicates that information on services for ANYONE affected by domestic abuse is available on the premises. Posters, cards and other resources are also available.
Safe Place Training
We provide accredited Safe Place training for organisations wishing to become a Safe Place and for those wishing for those taking the first steps to becoming a Safe School, Safe Church and Safe Employer.
The onus to address domestic abuse is on all of us, and by becoming a Safe Place everyone can play their part.
Next Dates for Online Training
- Tuesday 28th July – 2.00pm
- Thursday 30th July – 10.30am
Hairdressers & Beauticians Become A Safe Place
Speaking to BBCNI Claire Hannon from Opus One Salon, Ballymena says “The relationship between a client and their hairdresser is built on trust and for some women experiencing domestic abuse, the salon may be the only ‘Safe Place’ in their lives.”
“Hairdressers look out for the signs and are equipped with the information someone might need to contact Women’s Aid ABCLN or tPSNI, and we can offer a safe place from which to make the call.”
Antrim Grammar Principal, Mrs Jenny Lendrum was presented with a Safe School Award demonstrating the school’s commitment to never commit, condone or stay silent about domestic violence.
The school has worked to raise awareness and equip teachers to recognise and respond to domestic abuse with Safe School training for teachers and Heading for Healthy Relationships programme for pupils.
Mrs Lendrum said “We are committed to providing a safe place for ANYONE affected by domestic abuse.”
The Safe Church Initiative has been developed by Onus to empower churches to recognise and respond to domestic abuse within the church and wider community context.
For more information about becoming a Safe Place you can contact Onus on 028 2568 9450 or email email@example.com.