What is Safe & Together?
First developed in the US, this internationally recognised suite of tools and interventions is designed to help child welfare professionals improve their awareness and understanding of domestic abuse. The model is based on three key principles:
- Keeping children Safe & Together with their non-abusive parent, ensuring safety, healing from trauma, stability, and nurturance.
- Partnering with the non-abusive parent as a default position ensuring efficient, effective, and child-centred practice.
- Intervening with the perpetrator to reduce the risk and harm to the child through engagement, accountability, and criminal justice.