Routes to Help

SAFE! is currently undergoing a restructure. Referrals to Building Respectful Families are open for families from the Thames Valley. The Young Victim's Service is currently closed to referrals until September 2022, please see below for further details. SASH MK is currently closed to all referrals pending a review.

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PLEASE NOTE: We are experiencing extremely high numbers of referrals and would ask you to check our criteria closely before referring. We are not a crisis service and there is a likely to be several weeks wait before we are able to meet with a child one-to-one. We are working hard to try to reduce our waiting times and keep in contact with families whilst waiting, but we ask for your patience and understanding.

A few key things to remember:

  • The young person must be aware of the referral and consent to support.
  • We cannot provide support where abuse is ongoing.
  • We are not a specialist mental health service.

The Young Victim Service (YVS)

  • Help to cope with an experience of crime or victimisation through practical and emotional support.
  • One-to-one support for children aged 5 to 18 (up to 25 for those with additional needs.
  • Find out more

The Young Victim Service online referral system is temporarily closed whilst we undertake a restructure. Parent/Carers and Young People seeking support can get in touch directly by calling 0800 133 7938 or by email safe@safeproject.org.uk. Support is also available via Victim's First by calling 0300 1234 148, via their online chat service, or by completing the referral form https://www.victims-first.org.uk/get-support-now/

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.

  • One-to-one and group support for children aged 8 to 18 , and their parents/caregivers
  • Find out more 
  • To make a referral to the Building Respectful Families Service please read the ‘Information for Referrers’ guide here and then email the team at brf@safeproject.org.uk

SASH MK

  • A Milton Keynes support service for children and their families who have experienced sexual harm
  • A partnership service working together with AVMKSAASS providing advocacy, practical help and counselling

If you are a young person or parent and would like to self-refer but cannot use the online form please email safe@safeproject.org.uk for The Young Victims Service and brf@safeproject.org.uk 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.

IN AN EMERGENCY

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

GETTING IMMEDIATE SUPPORT

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.

OUT OF AREA SUPPORT

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.