Create a safety plan. Start your path to a safer place What is a safety plan? A safety plan is a personalised, practical plan to improve your safety while experiencing abuse, preparing to leave an abusive situation, or after you leave. This plan includes vital information tailored to your unique situation and will help you prepare for and respond to different scenarios, including telling your friends and family about your situation, coping with emotions, and various resources suited to your individual circumstances. Our Survivors Handbook Provides more detailed information. Some of the preparations for a safety plan might seem obvious, but it can be hard to think clearly or make logical decisions during moments of crisis. Having a safety plan laid out in advance can help you protect yourself and others in high-stress situations. Our safety planning questionnaire outlines important information to keep in mind while creating a safety plan. It may be useful for survivors, friends, family members, or others — anyone concerned about their safety or the safety of someone else. Contact us on 0300 365 1700 or via email to have a highly-trained specialist help you prepare your personalised safety plan. Before you begin, be sure that the computer you are using is in a safe location and is not being monitored by your partner. Click here to learn more about how an abusive partner can monitor your computer. If you are using a school or work computer, remember that the information you enter may be monitored by your school or employer. If it is not safe for you to enter information into the computer, you can still read through the safety plan and think about your answers to the questions. Download Opoka's Safety Planning Questionnaire - in English Download Opoka's Safety Planning Questionnaire - in Polish KEEP IN MIND: For this safety plan to work for you, the information you fill in must be honest and accurate. Once you complete your safety plan, be sure to keep it in an accessible but secure location. You should also consider giving a copy of your safety plan to someone that you trust. If you don't feel safe keeping the printed safety plan or emergency contact card with you, then you can still use the safety tips. Try to memorize at least one phone number of someone you can call any time. You know your situation better than anyone else; trust your judgment and weigh your options before taking any steps.