About Us Our Organisation Our Partners Our impact is always greater when we can work together. We work tirelessly to help all of our amazing partners play their part to keep adult and child victims safe and to prevent domestic violence and abuse for future generations. Our staff have the skills, experience and expertise to tailor a partnership to be right for your organisation or company. Current partnerships Devon Domestic and Sexual Violence (DSVA) Alliance Devon Domestic and Sexual Violence (DSVA) Alliance is a large network of voluntary and statutory organisations and community members working together to end domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Devon County Council and the Alliance has worked tirelessly to develop a Devon –wide strategy to end domestic and sexual violence. SAFE is a key partner member of the Alliance helping to finalise the strategy and oversee its implementation. Action for Children, Exeter Community Initiatives, The Children's Society. Action for Children, Exeter Community Initiatives, The Children's Society and Stop Abuse for Everyone have joined forces to deliver our women’s Pattern Change courses. These courses provide women affected by domestic violence with a safe space to bond and talk about their experiences; reduce feelings of shame, guilt and isolation; and focus on women’s strengths and their capacity to change their own and their children’s lives for the better. Through this partnership we are able to increase access to this highly sought after course across Devon. This partnership has also enabled our organisations to share and cross-pollinate knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the women and families we work with. People’s Postcode Trust People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our project received 19,500 from the Trust to our volunteers programme” Thanks to this money we have been able to recruit more volunteers to help across the board here at SAFE. From working directly with those who have been affected by abuse, fundraising for various projects as well as our admin department. Those working with service users undergo a six week training programme resulting in accreditation within the sector. Giving our service users access to professional support when they need it. For more information on our new partner please visit www.postcodetrust.org.uk If you would like to play the postcode lottery please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk Resilient Women's Project - CoLab Exeter The aim of the Resilient Woman Resilient System (RWRSI) initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Justice and hosted by CoLab Exeter is to explore how a whole system approach based on promotion of “resilience” might prevent women from entering the justice pathway, improve their experience and outcomes once within it and help reduce their chances of returning. The project design draws upon research, which highlights the unique nature of women’s offending, specifically how it is often precipitated by social, environmental and lifestyle factors that could be better addressed or avoided. SAFE's CEO is a member of the stewardship project group and SAFE staff and volunteers attend the Resilient Women's Open sessions at CoLab to offer information, support and referral for women experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Bridging the Gap Bridging the Gap is a project set up by Devon Link Up, ARC, SAFE and Plymouth People First. It is a project that will examine and challenge the lack of reporting, education and support for vulnerable people with learning disabilities who experience hostility, violence and abuse in all its forms. SAFE is assisting this project undertake consultations and develop a training programme for people with a learning disability.