About SAFE!

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


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 would like to refer a child for support, please go to the ROUTES TO HELP tab, then GET HELP, to find our referral form.  These can be sent by email to safe@safeproject.org.uk.  

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.

Please note that our phone number is not currently operational.


We will work with you to help you get your confidence back if you have:

  • Been seriously and persistently bullied at school
  • Been sexually abused or assaulted
  • Witnessed domestic violence
  • Been mugged, or physically assaulted
  • Been abused by cyber crime
  • Or been a victim of any other crime.

We offer one-to-one sessions with a professional worker. You can choose where you feel most comfortable meeting your SAFE! worker; it could be at home, or somewhere like your school, college, youth or community centre. We are currently offering support over video link, text or phone.

Your SAFE! worker will help you develop ways of coping for times when you don't feel safe.

You will not have to talk about what happened to you, unless you want to.

We also offer support to families experiencing Child on Parent Violence through our Building Respectful Families service

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!