Safety assessment & risk management
In Canada, one woman every six days is murdered at the hands
of her intimate partner or ex-partner. Countless more women are at risk of
ongoing physical and emotional harm as a result of violence at the hands of
their current or ex-partner. This may include same-sex partners, ex-partners,
parents, older children and caregivers.
Placing the safety of women and children at the forefront of
all we do at The Redwood led us to make a shift from the traditional ‘risk
assessment’ and ‘safety planning’ approach to a Safety Assessment and Risk Management model. With this shift we
hope to reduce women’s vulnerability and exposure to harm.
Thank you for your interest in our work. We appreciate the
opportunity to present this model to other agencies and organizations within
This work always builds on what has come before. We hope you
will find the approach and tools useful in supporting women and children to
explore all of what safety means to them and will give you additional knowledge
and understanding in the work you do every day.
The two links below give the English version of the Table of Contents for the Safety
Assessment & Risk Management Package and Her Toolkit:
To preview the Table of Contents for the Safety Assessment & Risk Management Package please click here.
To preview the Table of Contents for Her Toolkit please click here.
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