Covid-19 Update. 23/06/2020. From 1st July we are resuming face-to-face consultations and client appointments in our Leeds and Manchester centres. Clients will be informed of our covid prevention measures prior to attending. We will continue to offer video call facilities. We have had unprecedented demand during Lockdown but have continued to offer consultations within seven days of contact, and we continue to operate with no waiting lists for the commencement of the Safer Lives Programme. We can usually conduct free family consultations within a fortnight of a request (for existing Safer Lives Programme clients). We will soon be making announcements on new family services. Please email us for more information.
Helping people address their harmful sexual behaviours
Safer Lives is a leading UK agency providing structured one-to-one support for men released under investigation or on bail for online sexual offences, and for their families. Once you are a Safer Lives client support is available throughout the investigation period and, as well as providing support ourselves, we will support you in finding other supports to help you get through.
Safer Lives was established in 2014 - we are experienced, compassionate ex-probation officers, and specialists in addressing men's harmful sexual behaviours. We pride ourselves in being non-judgemental and in tailoring our support to the individual needs of our clients. We believe that by working with men collaboratively to understand their behaviour, their investigation, the justice system that is potentially ahead (and any Children's Social Care involvement), we gain better outcomes for them and their families, and achieve better safeguarding for children and other vulnerable people. Our experience is in working with individuals who have a wide range of problematic sexual behaviours and people who have committed sexual offences. We are specialists in working with men who are under investigation for accessing indecent images of children or extreme pornography, online grooming, sexual communication with children, arranging to meet with minors, voyeurism and up-skirting.
Our aims are:
To assist our clients to achieve and maintain safe sexual behaviours
To promote positive emotional well-being for our clients and safeguard them from suicide and stigma
To support safety for children, and resilience in family members and their family networks.