The Safe Place Initiative was launched by Onus in 2011 and since then over 1500 organisations have registered as a Safe Place.
Safe Place is a simple but very effective initiative that allows any business, organisation, church, school or community group to provide a ‘Safe Place’ where anyone affected by domestic abuse can confidentially access information on the range of support services available to them.
Safe Place training is also open to any individual who would like to work towards making their community a Safe Place, further information on the Safe Place Advocate role is available at the bottom of the page.
How to become a Safe Place
What is Safe Place?
The Safe Place initiative is a simple way for organisations to provide information and signposting for 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?
To become a Safe Place organisations must attend a Safe Place Webinar and display Safe Place resources on their premises or their online platform. Organisations must also display the Safe Place logo to indicate that information on services for anyone affected by domestic abuse is available to access.
View a clip about a Safe Place business
Attend a Safe Place webinar where you will be invited to complete a registration form, once this is completed Onus will provide you with resources and information to set up your Safe Place.
Community Safe Place Advocates
The Community Safe Place Advocate award is open to any individual who would like to make a difference in their community, and work towards achieving a Safe Community award for their area. There is no minimum commitment or skill level, everyone can play their part!
To become a Community Safe Place Advocate you need to attend a Safe Place Webinar followed by a Community Safe Place Advocate Workshop. Places on the Community Safe Place Advocate can be booked using the link above.
The Community Safe Place Advocate workshop is run by Josephine Flynn, the Safe Place Co-ordinator. In the workshop you will get to meet other advocates and be supported to make a plan of action towards achieving a Safe Community award for your area.