Steps to Safety Referrals

Steps to Safety is for couples who are:

  • expecting a child, or have a child under 5 years-old
  • living together at the beginning of the programme
  • want to learn how to improve their relationship.

Steps to Safety isn't designed to keep families together where there's a risk to parents or their children. These families should speak to their social worker or contact the NSPCC helpline.

Currently, Steps to Safety is only available in Southampton, Swansea and Belfast.

If you're a family member in need of the service in one of these areas and would like to know more about the support available, please contact your local service centre.

If you're a professional and know a family who may benefit from the programme, you'll first need to make sure an assessment of child safety has been completed, with a plan for the child to remain living at home. Once that's done, please contact the relevant service centre.

How to get help from NSPCC services

Sometimes you may be referred to one of our services by someone who already helps you, like a midwife, social worker, teacher or children's centre worker. You can join some of our services yourself, simply by contacting us to see if a place is available.

If you think a service that is available in your area might help you and your family, get in touch to find out more.

Where Steps to Safety is available

Belfast

02820 441650

Coventry

0247 622 2456

Southampton

02382 023 400

Swansea

01792 341 700

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