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Safe Space

Southwark Safe Spaces for survivors of domestic abuse

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Safe Space

A Safe Space is where people who are experiencing domestic abuse can make a phone call to get help. Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening or controlling behaviour, violence or abuse - from a partner, ex-partner or family member. This can take many forms. It includes psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse.

We understand that many people in this situation can’t make a phone call from home or on a mobile phone. A Safe Space is where you can get the help you need.

A Safe Space room might be in a school, Children and Family Centre or other building. The space is completely private and confidential.

There are currently 32 Safe Spaces rooms around the borough indicated by the Safe Spaces logo. Many of our Safe Spaces are open to all, and will welcome and support you. Safe Spaces in Schools will only be accessible to support members of their school community (parents, pupils and staff). 

The council's ambition is to have safe spaces close-by in every community in Southwark.

If you want to know the location of your closest Safe Space, contact Please note that this email is not continuously monitored, so in an emergency call 999

Find further information and support if you're experiencing domestic abuse







Page last updated: 15 November 2021

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