Safe & Together is designed to support children and family services and surrounding systems to improve the response to domestic abuse. Respect, with the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest and Hackney, have formed a partnership to implement the Safe & Together Model.

Safe & Together is premised around the principles of:

  • Keeping children safe and together with non-offending parent
  • Parenting with non-offending parent as a default position
  • Intervening with perpetrator to reduce risk and harm to child 

The London Safe and Together Partnership is a systems change approach to modernise and improve the response to domestic abuse across all the staff in children’s services and their partner agencies. Waltham Forest and Hackney have committed to this system change approach at a political and senior management level.

Respect’s role is to:

  • Provide an Implementation Lead who will support both local authorities with embedding the model
  • Support practitioners in both boroughs with using the model in their practice 
  • Monitor the progress of the project through continuous case file audits and evaluating social care data

Safe & Together core training is a starting point for the wider implementation process and getting that implementation process right is what makes change sustainable. For more information on training, events or progress so far, contact [email protected]

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Safe & Together Training

The training will run across a four-week period and we ask that participants attend all 8 sessions in order to complete the training. 

The training is suitable for any practitioners who are interested in learning how to use the Safe & Together model to improve their response to domestic abuse. 

We welcome bookings from child and family practitioners, health providers, domestic abuse organisations, police, and any other agencies who work with families impacted by domestic abuse.

The training will be held on:

  • Session 1 – Assessment part 1: Tuesday 20th April 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Session 2 – Assessment part 2: Wednesday 21st April 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Session 3 – Interviewing part 1: Tuesday 27th April 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Session 4 – Interviewing part 2: Wednesday 28th April 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Session 5 – Documentation part 1: Tuesday 4th May 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Session 6 – Documentation part 2: Intersections and Intersectionalities: Wednesday 5th May 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Session 7 – Case Planning part 1:  Tuesday 11th May 9.30am – 1.00pm
  • Session 8 – Case Planning part 2: Wednesday 12th May 9.30am – 1.00pm 

Please see the below leaflet for further information on the content of the training. The full cost of the training is £450 plus VAT.

To register for the training, express your interest, or for any queries please contact [email protected]

If you are interested in holding a training specifically for staff across your organisation or local authority please do get in touch to arrange this.

Safe & Together training information leaflet.pdf


Respect is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1141636, and a company, number 7582438. Registered address: Hubhub, 20 Farringdon St, London EC4A 4AB
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