Safety Planning

Angus Women's Aid

01241 439437

Office Hours 10am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. If you need help outwith these hours, please call the 24 hour national helpline 0800 027 1234.

24 Hour National Helpline

0800 027 1234

How safe are you feeling at the moment?

Whether you are still with your partner or you have separated, it is really important to think about your safety and well-being, as well as your children’s too.

Here are some practical things you can do to help keep you and your children safe…

  • Remember to always call 999 if you feel you are in danger.
  • Keep a mobile phone charged and in credit with you. Try storing some numbers you might need in an emergency situation.
  • Try to memorise important numbers in case you don’t have your mobile phone with you.
  • Think about a safe place you can go if you need to leave in a hurry. Also think about safe escape routes from your house.
  • Consider telling someone about your situation. This might be a work colleague, a friend, a neighbour or even a health professional. They may be able to help you.
  • Keep some money aside for a taxi or a bus so are able to leave immediately.
  • If you have children, you may want to talk to their teachers about what is happening.
  • If you have children, teach them how to dial 999 and ask for help.
  • If you have access to important documents such as passports, N.I numbers, birth certificates etc. keep them in a safe place or make copies of them so that you can take them with you if you need to leave.
  • If your ex-partner follows you or approaches you, go to the nearest shop, supermarket or public place where you could ask for help.

Our workers can help you to make a personalised safety plan so that your safety remains a priority. We can also arrange somewhere safe for you and your children to stay if you want to leave.