Safety Plan

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Take your children with you if it is safe to do so

Take proper identification

Take bank cards, credit cards etc.

Pack ahead of time and leave items at a safe place

Establish a plan - where is a safe place to go? - Shelter, friends, family, etc.

Remember - Safety Always First








  • If I believe my partner will be violent, there are a number of things I can think about in advance.

    I can prepare to leave by doing some of the following things:

I will keep a suitcase, box or bag ________________________________ where I can get to it quickly and easily. In it, I will keep as many of the following items as I can:

An extra set of keys for the apartment or house and vehicle

Small bills and change for taxis and telephone call

Identification papers - passport, social insurance card, birth certificates, immigration papers, citizenship card, aboriginal status card

Driver's license and registration

Health cards and children's immunization records for myself and my children


Divorce and custody papers

Restraining orders, peace bonds, any other court orders

Bank books, cheque book, credit cards, mortgage or loan papers

Lease/rental agreement, property deed, business or partnership agreements, rent or mortgage payment receipts

Address book

Photograph of my (ex) partner to help identify him/her

A list of other items I can pick up later





I can help my children escape by telling them _______________________________.

I will teach them the number of the local police _________________ and other emergency numbers  such as _____________________.

I will review and revise my safety plan every___________________________________