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 and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA).’

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.

We use interpretation services whenever required to ensure we can meet the needs of any young person or parent/carer.  We can help if you have any special requirements to access our support.

You can find SAFE! on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, under the handle @safesupportyp or on Facebook under AboutSafeProject


May 2022

SAFE! has released a Service Evaluation Report of our Building Respectful Families (BRF) intervention.   This was undertaken by an independent researcher and completed over a two-year period, using a mixed-methods approach which included data analysis and in-depth interviews with children, young people, caregivers, and practitioners involved in the intervention.  The report highlights the impact of the BRF service and how the team are helping families affected by CAPVA.  Read the full report here here

1 April 2022

We have spaces on our next two DAY programmes in Oxfordshire - an online group for children over 11 who have lived with domestic abuse.  This multi-media programme explores healthy and unhealthy relationships in a fun and engaging way, and gives opportunities for peer support.  The first programme, running from May is aimed at young people who identify as LGBTQA+.  The second programme running from late June includes a two-night residential trip for young women who have experienced abuse within a romantic relationship. For more information email kristie.waller@safeproject.org.uk 

November 2021

SAFE! has published our Impact Report for 2021 which details the work of the organisation between April 2020 and March 2021. You can read the report here 

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

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

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!