Domestic Abuse Helpline

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Safe Spaces

Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership Safe Spaces Scheme aims to promote the idea that anywhere in our community can be a safe space for someone who needs help to escape from, or safely end an abusive or controlling relationship. The scheme is also backed by two major charities working to end domestic abuse nationally and provide support for those affected: Safelives a national charity raising awareness of domestic abuse and Hestia who are already working with Boots & Superdrug stores on a safe space scheme.

A safe space is a location in the community such as a Pharmacy, library or health setting that can provide a private, confidential space; such as a quiet corner of the store, consulting room, or staff room.  This space would have access to information about local and national support and a phone or internet connection if needed, so you will be able to contact those services to help you. .  It’s as simple as that.

On this page you will find a list of those who have said they would like to help and be available as a safe space.  We add to this list and keep it up to date as much as possible.

Please keep checking back here for more information, updates coming soon.

If you need to talk to someone about domestic abuse please contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247. If you are ever in immediate risk call the police on 999.