Preventing Suicide I Reducing Sexual Harm
At Safer Lives we provide support to people during their investigations for online and other sexual offences. We help clients to:
Better understand their investigation, its likely course and how to cope,
Prevent their potential suicide,
Understand and address unwanted sexual behaviours,
and we offer support to partners and family members.
As former probation officers we maintain the highest ethical and practice standards and are well- placed to help people understand and address their behaviours. We work with offences i including posession and/or distribution of indecent images as well as attempted sexual communication with minors.
Our services are available via video call, or in-person at our offices in Leeds and Birmingham. We provide support to the partners and family members of our clients, and fund Talking Forward for anyone affected by a loved one's arrest.
A 2021 Sheffield Hallam University evaluation of our client experience stated we were pivotal in reducing re-offending and suicide, and that we build strong and compassionate working relationships with clients.
"Engaging with Safer Lives was the best option for me. I soon started to explore certain elements of my life growing up which may explain why I had ended up in the situation I had.
This along with the emotional support provided by Safer Lives gave me both determination and the targeted emotional support to change my thought processes. Despite my short period in prison, I now feel incredibly positive about my future and can now deal with life's difficulties in a very different but positive way. Working with Safer Lives has been the best thing I could have possibly done for my rehabilitation and understanding. I am very grateful to Andy and the team."