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. 


Specialist & confidential support during investigations into online sexual offences 

"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."



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