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European Alliance
for Hope and

We are the European Network of multidisciplinary approach
of genderbased, domestic violence and child abuse and
Family Justice Centers

SafeShelter Guide

The SafeShelter Guide has been developed to assist staff of women’s shelters who offer (crisis) care to female victims of gender-based violence and their children. The Guide is directed to these professionals and the collaborating services and agencies they work with, who are committed to keeping children in their shelters safe and protect them from all forms of violence.

The guide is a reference document that readers can use when they need guidance on various aspects of child safeguarding in women’s shelters, with the best interests of the child as the focus. The shelter staff can use the guide to support with developing and using their child safeguarding policy to improve the wellbeing of children in their care.