Safety and Security
Many people consider their home to be a place where they are safe and think that crime is more likely to happen in a public place. People may hold the belief that ‘my home is my castle’ or a sanctuary from the world. When you experience a Home Invasion, this sense of security is shattered.
It is important to remember there are a number of precautions you can take to protect your property.
A safety audit of your home can identify areas where security could be improved.
If you are a victim of family violence, your safety is a priority.
Developing a safety plan is important if you are in relationship with someone who uses violent or controlling behaviours toward you; or if you are preparing to leave that relationship; or when you have left and are living safely after separation. You may have other people to include in your safety plan, such as your children or extended family members. You can contact a family violence service for assistance with making a safety plan or you can do you own. Remember to be mindful of your safety while preparing a safety plan.
Fact Sheets and Guides
The following links detail preventative measures to help you ensure the safety and security of your home, and how you can assist someone who is experiencing assault and personal violence. For a safety security checklist, please download the checklist below.