The SAFE project works with children and young people that were child witnesses or victims of violence who display behaviours synonymous with domestic abuse that require intervention at the earliest stage to prevent them from going on to normalise and use abusive behaviours.

The primary aim of the SAFE project is to support young people to make changes in their behaviour by challenging their underpinning values and attitudes with a structured negotiated programme of work that uses a range of cognitive activities to challenge perceptions and underpinning negative behaviours.  By tackling the underpinning perspectives, the programme has the potential of having long-term positive impacts rather than just tackling the behaviours, enabling young people to gain an understanding and therefore more control of the behaviour choices they make.

Overall aim

To reduce the number of children and young people that go on to use domestic violence behaviours as they transition into adulthood

Specific aims

- To increase self-confidence and emotional resilience
- To Increase self esteem

- To improve young people’s ability to make informed decisions
- To minimise levels harm to self and others. 
- To increase knowledge on topics of relevance 

Areas of activity

- Offer structured individual programmes  

- Involve young people in setting their own goals 

- Provide opportunities for young people to reflect on their decision-making 

- Provide positive role models 

- Provide opportunities for young people to develop strategies to manage their behaviour

- Provide opportunities for personal development 




*Please note that as of January 1st 2017 this is a fee paying service, please contact Base 25 for costs




SAFE REPORT: SAFE Report 2016.pdf

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