What we do

I’ve got my freedom and my life back, and for that I’ll always be so grateful.

Karen*, Bristol

Tens of thousands of victims and children are now safe, because of the changes SafeLives pioneered in our first ten years.

But there’s more to do to end domestic abuse.

That’s why our work continues:

  • We train domestic violence professionals, and run the flagship Idva qualification
  • We improve what happens on the ground, helping Maracs and local services be more effective
  • We help commissioners make better decisions that cut domestic abuse locally
  • We use our on-the-ground expertise and our data to get national policymakers to make better policy

We’re always on the look-out for great new ideas that stop domestic abuse. When we find them, we refine them and promote them widely, so that every family benefits.

For our first ten years, we focussed just on improving help for high-risk victims. But to end domestic abuse, we have to change the whole system – for every victim, and every family.

So our new strategy for 2015-18 commits us to do more.

We have to find every family where there is domestic abuse much more quickly. We have to help all victims and children get safe, and stay safe in the long term. We have to challenge perpetrators to stop their abusive behaviour. And we have to win over policymakers and commissioners, so that the right policies and funding are in place.

We won’t stop until all families are safe.

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