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The tools and how to use them

Safety is never guaranteed, but this topic has tools to help increase safety, and reduce risk and harm.  If you haven’t already, check for Signs of immediate danger.  This might affect what you do next.

The Risk assessment chart looks at risks and dangers if you take action or take no action.

The Safety plan and action Worksheet and Safety plan and action chart have guides for your safety plans and actions depending on the particular risks, dangers and resources.  There is a lot to think about with safety planning—take your time and work through it.

If the person harmed needs to escape, Escape safety checklist can help prepare.

The Meeting person who did harm safety worksheet helps plan a meeting with the person doing harm.


Tools and examples

Real story: Confronting the person who raped me


Other sections that can help

Tools to think about who can help with safety are in Who can help and How do you work together.

Tools to think about whether and how safety is a goal are in What do you want.

Tools to look at risks and safety when preparing to take action are in How are you doing.