Simple steps you can take to stay safe
Most people are kind natured and leave others to get on with what they do. But sadly there is a slight chance that someone might try and take advantage or put you in danger.
That’s why it’s important to have a personal safety plan in place. So if a problem ever arises, you know what to do.
Watch our short video for some practical tips to help with your personal safety plan.
Always know how to get out of a situation. If you’re at home, in the church or visiting others, try not to be alone, and make a mental note of where the doors are
Always have your mobile phone to hand, and programme emergency contacts in on speed dial
If you’re meeting someone you don’t know, take along a personal attack alarm. Try to meet in a public place, or somewhere where trusted friends or relatives can check on you
At the meeting, make sure you know your surroundings. Check if there are locks near the door, and have an excuse prepared in case you start feeling worried and want to leave
Have your car parked and your keys available if you need to get away quickly.
It’s perfectly fine to put your and your family’s personal safety above the needs of others. But with a well thought out personal safety plan, you can stay safe. That's why we have created a template personal safety plan to help you think about actions you can take to protect your personal safety.