About Us

We are a team of trained domestic abuse advisors, working in partnership with a range of agencies to safeguard and protect victims of domestic abuse.

The Team is made up of

The service is delivered by Torus St Helens but you needn’t be a tenant of Torus to get help.

Safe2Speak offers support to any resident of St Helens who is a victim of domestic abuse, whatever your living situation.

Our service is free, confidential, supportive, informative, non-judgmental and available to anyone experiencing domestic abuse of any kind: sexual, physical, emotional, economic, psychological

Since 2011 we have been coordinating and delivering domestic abuse services. In that time we have received over 4,000 referrals, providing each and every victim with a safe place to speak and access to the right support for their needs.

Safe2Speak is an inclusive service. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

star bullet pointSafe2Speak believes

Domestic abuse is not acceptable, not inevitable, and together – we can make it stop. We believe that everyone should be able to live free from abuse and the fear of abuse within their own home. No one should live in fear.

We will:

  • Support anyone that is affected by domestic abuse regardless of gender-identity, race, religion, beliefs, or sexual orientation
  • Empower anyone affected by domestic abuse to make informed, safe choices
  • Aim to educate individuals, children, families, professionals and communities about domestic abuse and provide an understanding of healthy relationships
  • Strive to end every form of abuse – sexual, physical, emotional, and financial

star bullet pointSafe2Speak provides:

One to one advice

Our qualified and highly experienced team provide emotional, practical and safety support for male and female victims of domestic abuse. This includes guidance through the Criminal Justice and Civil Court systems.

Safe2Speak Programme

The Safe2 Speak course is a 6 week tailored programme for anyone over the age of 16 who is experiencing domestic abuse. It focuses on recognising the signs of abuse, provides tried and tested safety advice, emotional support and the opportunity for victims to meet new people in a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment.

Professionals can refer clients onto the Safe2Speak Training Programme by completing the specific referral form, accessible here

Safe Accomodation

We offer refuge space for single women, single men and families escaping domestic abuse. The address is confidential. Our specialist staff provide residents with the skills they need to begin a new life, free from fear and away from the perpetrator.

24 hour helpline

The 24 hour domestic abuse helpline is operated by trained staff to provide advice, guidance and emotional support to victims of domestic abuse.

Training courses

Safe2Speak deliver training to professionals to raise awareness of domestic abuse and its impact.

We currently have two training courses available for professionals

  • MERIT & MARAC training
  • Domestic Abuse: The Impact on the Child

Upcoming training dates are published here

If you are interested in attending our training, please email IDVA@torus.co.uk with the course name, your role, agency, contact information & course date you wish to attend.

If you would like to talk about the team coming to you to deliver training courses, you can call us on 01744 743200.