St Leger Homes of Doncaster

Safe and Secure Scheme

Safer Stronger Doncaster Partnership

Safe and Secure Scheme

Procedure

The Safe and Secure Scheme is a victim-centred initiative which aims to make it possible for victims of domestic abuse to remain in their homes and feel safe, if that is what they wish to do, rather than be forced to relocate to other areas away from family networks, employment and schooling.

1          Aims

  • Reduce homelessness caused by domestic abuse

  • Improve safety and security of victims and their children in their own homes

2          What is Safe and Secure?          

  • “Safe and Secure” describes a range of measures which may be provided to the victim or fitted to the property, to enhance safety. 

  • Safe and Secure will form part of a comprehensive package of interventions which meet the needs of the individual, and reduce the risks identified.

3          Eligibility Criteria

  • The victim must a be St Leger Homes tenant or family member residing in the property and receiving support from the Doncaster Domestic Abuse Service (IDVA)
  • The risk can be managed without the need for the victim to relocate.

  • The perpetrator of the abuse is not resident at the property, and is not a joint tenant.

  • Available Safe and Secure measures will contribute to increasing the safety and security of the family, as part of the MARAC Risk Management Plan or Domestic Abuse Support Plan.

  • The property is suitable for the installation of Safe and Secure measures, and for the housing needs of the family, in the longer term, (at least 12 months).

4        The following may be provided as part of the Safe                   and Secure service:

  • Provision of personal attack alarm and/or window alarm

  • Fire Safety Assessment from SY Fire and Rescue and other fire safety measures as appropriate.

  • Installation of additional security measures to the premises such as replacement locks, Security Lighting, and telecare equipment.

5       What is NOT provided as part of Safe and Secure

  • Repairs to damaged property, eg broken windows, doors.

  • Major items such as Intruder Alarms, CCTV systems.

  • Security measures for areas other than the home, e.g  garage, outbuilding, fencing, gates etc.

6       Referral Process

  • IDVA assesses risks and develops safety/support plan. This may identify need for Safe and Secure measures.

  • Safe an Secure Referral Form is completed by IDVA and emailed to St Leger Homes.  

  • Work is arranged in liaison with the victim through St Leger Homes.  


Awards

Contact

St Leger Court
White Rose Way
Doncaster
DN4 5ND
Tel: 01302 862862
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