A safety plan is a tool to help survivors focus on ways to keep themselves and their
children safe from violence and abuse. It begins by assessing risk from all possible
angles, and will naturally be different for each survivor. It will also vary based on
whether you are still with your abuser or if you have left. Once you've developed
your plan, you will want to continue to occasionally review and revise it based upon
your current situation.
Remember that there is a danger with written safety plans that your abuser may find it. Keep your safety plan and other important documents someplace other than your home. Consider a locked drawer at work, a neighbor, or trusted friend or family member.