Safer in the Home

Safer in the Home

The free Safer in the Home program is designed to expand the availability and reach of basic safety and security measures that support women and accompanying children experiencing family violence enabling them to remain safely in their homes. Currently delivered in all states and territories. Safer in the Home has been a well-received free practical response utilised by specialist family violence providers as part of a suite of service responses that improve the safety of women and children who have experienced violence.

The program is now also open to individuals that can self-refer based on meeting the eligibility criteria.

This program is delivered by The Salvation Army Australia in partnership with Protective Group and is supported with funding packages by the Commonwealth Government.

What is Safer in the Home and what is available*?

Through offering one or a combination of the following services and interventions to disrupt family abuse:

– Personal and Property Vulnerability  and Safety Assessment together with basic security upgrades and interventions

– Computer and Phone Audit ( Remote or On Site) to remove and stop the tracking of mobile and personal devices.

– Technical Audit of Homes and Vehicles for malicious spyware, hidden cameras and other forms of illegal surveillance.

The purpose of the program is to enable women and accompanying children to stay safely in their homes and connected to their communities after a family violence incident thus avoiding homelessness, further anxiety and displacement.

Support Services

For support services enquiries or if you wish to refer a client into the Safer in the Home program please download the Safer in the Home referral form and email when completed to [email protected].

The Salvation Army Safer in the Home contact details:

Phone: 0418 157 102

Program principles

• Physical and emotional safety for women and children
• Empowerment, inclusivity, accessibility
• Community connection.

The journey so far between Protective Group and The Salvation Army

As service delivery partner to The Salvation Army Australia since 2016, Protective Group provides assessment and security interventions for thousands of women and their children experiencing family and domestic violence abuse every year enabling them to remain living safely in their homes.

Here we share with you stories of 3 women who have engaged with the Safer in the Home program. The cycles of abuse and the valuable assistance the program can give are found in every story. These stories while using actors are based on factual circumstances. Abuse is not always physical.

*Packages available subject to eligibility

Share to Care

If you feel somebody you know would benefit from these free Commonwealth funded packages please use the below methods to share this page.

Always be careful when sharing a page such as this. You need to ensure the receiving person would be comfortable with receiving such information and that there personal devices are not being monitored by somebody other than themselves.

Assistance form

Complete the form below and we will work with the Safer in the Home team and you as soon as possible to explain how we may be able to help and progress your request. This may involve a phone call from one of our team to discuss your individual circumstances if you are self-referring or if you are a crisis service referring a victim to the programme.

Packages available subject to eligibility

Packages available*

Personal and Property Vulnerability and Safety Assessment (May include basic security and safety upgrades)

An on-site or remote risk and security assessment provided by Protective Group who may make recommendations around security upgrades that will be tailored to the requirements of individual women. The package is designed as a suitable early intervention with women and children considered to be at risk of Family Violence.
If approved by The Salvation Army funded upgrades could consist of the following:

– Security screens and Doors
– New locks for the following: doors, windows, external power boxes, water supply and gas mains.
– Sensor lights
– Improving external visibility through trimming trees/bushes
– Scanning mobile phones for tracking devices and malicious software.

To learn more about our Personal and Property Vulnerability and Safety Assessment service please visit our Property Assessment service.

Submit an assistance enquiry form and a member of our team will contact you regarding your individual circumstance*.

Computer and Phone Audit ( Remote or On site) to remove and stop the tracking of mobile and personal devices.

Our computer and phone scan service was designed due to the emergence of Technology Abuse, an abuse we see daily particularly in Domestic and Family Violence situations, our service is focused upon disrupting the abuse, reducing further risk and optimising safety. We are providing the victim with enhanced safety and peace of mind through an individualised service to assess technology abuse and the implementation of immediate interventions tailored to their circumstances.

If conducting this service remotely we will access your devices once permission is granted and safe to do so. Devices we can assess include Computers/Laptops, Ipad and Tablets, and mobile phone devices. Once we have access to your device we will conduct a thorough check of all hard drives, check and remove any spyware and malicious programs, conduct an audit of your social media settings and then change all of your passwords.

To learn more about our Computer and Phone Audit (Remote or On-site) service please visit our Computer and Phone Scan service.

Submit an assistance enquiry form and a member of our team will contact you regarding your individual circumstance*.

Technical Audit of Homes and Vehicles for malicious spyware, hidden cameras and other forms of illegal surveillance

If you feel that you are being stalked or a victim of malicious spyware, hidden cameras and other forms of illegal surveillance this service assist in detecting and removing these threats. Whilst meeting with the victim we will take steps to remove any spyware, check social media settings, conduct a physical and electronic sweep for tracking, listening, transmitting and recording devices and reset passwords and security questions on the spot.

We talk this through with the victim to ensure they understand what steps need to be taken to keep them safe in their use of technology.

To learn more about our  Technical Audit of Homes and Vehicles service please visit our Technical Audit of Homes and Vehicle service.

Submit an assistance enquiry form and a member of our team will contact you regarding your individual circumstance*.

*Packages available subject to eligibility

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