About SAFE!

SAFE! provides support to children and families around the Thames Valley who have been affected by crime or abuse through one-to-one and group sessions

SAFE! has three core services for children and families living anywhere in the Thames Valley:

The Young Victim Service provides support to children aged 5 up to 18 who have been harmed by an experience of victimisation.  

The Building Respectful Families Service provides support to families experiencing Child on Parent Violence.

The SASH MK project provides support after sexual harm to children and families living in Milton Keynes.

For details on how to refer, please visit our Routes to Help page

SAFE! also offers training for professionals.


September 1 2021

SAFE! and AVMKSAASS have come together to provide a specialist service tailored to the needs of Children and Young People living in Milton Keynes.  Our aim is to support Children, and Young People age 5 + by delivering a responsive, individually tailored specialist support service in Milton Keynes to those who have been affected by rape, sexual assault, and abuse.  Both organisations are passionate about the work they do and believe that children and young people deserve access to specialist support during vulnerable or troubled phases of their lives. Early intervention is crucial for healthy emotional development, giving the chance for the developing brain to fire synaptic networks into life and learn to regulate stress responses.
For further information please call SASH helpline 07546 561186

We are also now open for referrals into all of our services.

August 2021

SAFE! practitioners have been putting together resources and ideas to help other professionals supporting children and young people.  Check out our Tools for Professionals page

23 July 2021

We are currently closed to all referrals until 1 September 2021. Young people and families can request a call by phoning 01865 582495 or emailing safe@safeproject.org.uk. Please leave your name and number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible during working hours.

March 2021

SAFE! has secured 10 spaces for the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October 2021. You could take part in the biggest virtual running event in the world, following a route of your own around your community. In exchange for commiting to fundraise a minimum of £100, Runners who register with SAFE! will get a SAFE! running vest and pre-race goodies, as well as London Marathon tracking app, and a finishers medal. To find out more please email safe@safeproject.org.uk

14 January 2021

The Building Respectful Families programme is now closed for referrals until April 2021.  we have made this decision in order to continue to provide the best possible service to those families who have already been referred and who are waiting for support.

5 November 2020

SAFE! will continue to support young people and their families dealing with the impact of crime and abuse, throughout this national lock-down. There are likely to be delays to support services as we seek to deliver our services remotely.  We are also experiencing a large volume of referrals and enquires, so please do bear with us and we try our best to respond during this exceptionally busy time.  Please remember that although we are in a lock-down, government guidance states you are allowed to leave your home to go to a place of safety. Please take care of each other and look out for those who are struggling during these difficult times

5 October 2020

Our online referral system is live!  From today please use the links on our Get Help page to refer a child or young person into any of our services

21 July 2020

SAFE! has today released a new Safestories video which explores coercion and control in a teenage relationship.  Working with teachers at the Cherwell School in Oxford we have created PSHE teaching resources differentiated for key stages 3 and 4 to accompany the video.  You can watch the video here.

To request a copy of the teaching resources for free please complete this form

21 May 2020

SAFE! has today published a report looking at experiences of peer-on-peer abuse around the Thames Valley following a consultation with young people, parents and professionals.

Read the report



Due to current restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 outbreak, SAFE! is currently only able to offer support to young people affected by crime through remote sessions, either on the phone or video link.

If you are a young person or parent and would like to self-refer, please email safe@safeproject.org.uk with your name and number, and someone will call you to take a referral over the phone.


SAFE! is an independent charity and this service is provided free of charge. Anyone can refer themselves or a friend who lives in the Thames Valley to SAFE!