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Safety Planning Tool

‘Strategies for Staying Safer’ is a tool that has been designed to help women create a plan for staying safer while living with a partner who acts abusively.

Each woman is the expert on the complexities of her own life. This tool can help a woman clearly identify situations she feels she can act on:

Strategies for Staying Safer in Peterborough City and County

Strategies for Staying Safer in Haliburton County


A safety plan is not a static, one time blueprint. Situations change over time and so should the plan. Women should keep their plan someplace safe and revisit it when possible.

Find more great information and resources at sheltersafe.ca/safety-planning/.