Safer LBG (Domestic Violence Forum)

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AGC Membership No. 246
Guernsey Registered Charity number CH400 *

*The Guernsey Registry is responsible for administration of the registers of charities and non-profit organisations. The number indicated above was originally issued to the charity, but this is not an indication that registration is up to date. Please see for a current list of registered organisations

Description Aims and Objectives

The overarching role of Safer is to encourage and promote the provision of domestic abuse services within all relevant statutory and voluntary agencies. Its aims are:

-        The reduction of domestic abuse in Guernsey and the promotion of zero tolerance of domestic abuse;
-        The education and raising awareness of the general public in Guernsey about domestic abuse;
-        The provision of support and assistance for victims of domestic abuse

Since January 2013, Safer has been running an Independent Domestic Violence Advisory (IDVA) Service, commissioned by the States of Guernsey’s Domestic Abuse Strategy. Independent Domestic Violence Advisors’ (IDVAs) are trained specialists who provide a service to victims in Guernsey and Alderney who are at high risk of harm from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members, with the aim of securing their safety and the safety of their children. Serving as a victim’s primary point of contact, IDVAs normally work with their clients from the point of crisis, to assess the level of risk, discuss the range of suitable options and develop safety plans.

Safer also runs a helpline: 257652 which can be used by:

-        people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse;
-        friends and family seeking to support victims of domestic abuse.

An answerphone may be in operation some of the time, however this is checked and answered at least once a day, Monday to Friday.

Organisation and Management

Safer has a Board of Directors, an IDVA Service Management Team, a Training Team and a Fundraising Team.

Safer is an independent, Guernsey-registered company limited by guarantee. All funds raised remain in the Bailiwick.

Safer currently receives a grant from the States of Guernsey towards the running of the IDVA Service. It relies on the support of the local community, from corporate donations, fund-raising events and flag days.

Contact Details
Dr. Maggie Costen
(01481) 233282  


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