Making a safety plan
"A safety plan helps you to think and plan in advance for the possibility of abuse or violence and is a way for you to protect yourself and your children. It also helps you to think about how you can increase your safety either within the relationship, or if you decide to leave."
You can’t stop your partner’s violence and abuse and you aren’t to blame for it either. There are things you can do to increase your own and your children’s safety. Some of these things you may do instinctively, others you may not have thought of. Ultimately only you will know what will and wont work. Planning is key to both identifying patterns in your partners behaviour or things you can do to increase your safety. It is also important to recognise cycles of abuse within the relationship, and to put plans in place to keep you safe.