Routes to Help

SAFE! is now open for referrals to SASH Bucks and requests for support for the Building Respectful Families team. Referrals into the Young Victim Service are currently closed until April 2024.

The Young Victim Service (YVS)

From 1 February 2024 SAFE! will temporarily close to new referrals into the Young Victim Service. This pause in accepting referrals will help us to prepare for the launch of a new service from April 2024, which will include different referral routes and processes. 

Young people can still access support from the ChIDSVA service (Children’s Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocates) where they have experienced abuse within an intimate relationship or sexual harm and are seeking support on reporting this to the police or have an impending court date. Support for this can be accessed by contacting our helpline 0800 1337938 or emailing

Professionals seeking support for children and families may find helpful information on our service directory which contains contact details and links for alternative support providers across the Thames Valley. Referrers can contact via email at for information relating to support for young people referred in before 31 January.

In the first instance please refer to the service directory for support options, however, if you require further advice and guidance then please contact the Victims First team via their website or by calling their helpline on 0300 1234 148

Further information about the new referral processes will be sent out in due course. Building Respectful Families and SASH Bucks remain open for referrals as normal.

Building Respectful Families (BRF)

A restorative whole family approach to help where there is Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA) in the home.

  • The Building Respectful Families Service is accepting requests for support for families affected by Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence to Abuse (CAPVA). 
  • Our approach will always be to seek to work with both children/young people and their parent/s or caregivers/s, where this is possible.
  • Request Support here - by completing this form, you will be requesting an appointment with one of our practitioners to discuss the needs of you and your family. Please complete the form in as much details as possible. This will help our team to identify the right support for you and your family.



  • A Buckinghamshire support service for children and their families who have experienced domestic abuse or sexual harm
  • A partnership service working together with AVMKSAASS providing advocacy, practical help and counselling
  • Make a referral or find out more at


Helpful Information when completing the referral form

  • Our online referral form is not supported by Microsoft Explorer - Please use any up to date browser such as Chrome or Edge.
  • Ensure that all fields are completed and that the D.O.B is entered in this format 01/02/2011. 
  • If you do not know the answer to a field or it does not apply, just enter n/a or unknown.
  • Only enter the GP Surgery name.
  • If there is an error on the form it will not let you proceed onto the next page. Please look for a box with a red outline and correct it.

If you are a young person or parent and would like to self-refer but cannot use the online form please email for The Young Victims Service/SASH Bucks and for Building Respectful Families with your name and number, and someone will call you to take a referral over the phone.

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.


If you or someone else is in immediate danger please contact the police on 999.


If you need immediate support please contact ChildLine by visiting their website or calling their helpline on 0800 11 11. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


If you live outside of the Thames Valley, you may still be able to get help. To find out what's available in your area you could:

  • Contact the police on their non-emergency contact number 101 which will put you through to your local police station
  • Visit the Ministry of Justice's search tool for victims of crime for a local support agency. The search tool can be found here
  • Find your local Victim Support group by visiting their website or by calling 0845 30 30 900

f you have any problems finding appropriate support in your area please email or phone SAFE! on 01865 582495 and we shall try our best to find the appropriate service for you.