Young people’s stories

Since 2005, Safe Places has supported and cared for nearly 1700 young people, ranging in age from young children to 18 years. Here are some of their stories.


18 and beyond

For the average 17-year-old, showering daily and catching the bus on their own would be an everyday occurrence, but for Jay* these are giant steps towards independence and self-reliance.

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*Name changed to protect privacy


Supporting families

One of the most rewarding aspects of working with young people overcoming trauma is helping them to rebuild family connections.

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Rebuilding childhood

In their work with young children who have suffered trauma and abuse, one of the greatest challenges for Safe Places carers is helping these youngsters understand healthy childhood behaviours.

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