CALL SAFE IN SUSSEX ON 0330 333 7416 - Mon to Fri 9.30am to 4.30pm NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE 24 HOUR HELPLINE 0808 2000 247

Safe in Sussex is a registered charity providing help and support for people affected by domestic abuse in West Sussex.

We’re also committed to preventing domestic abuse and providing education and training on how to spot the signs of domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships.


Following the Governments latest advice on the Coronavirus all our Community Groups have been cancelled with immediate effect.

The groups are:

  • The Freedom Programme
  • Recovery Toolkit
  • Recovery Toolkit Support Group
  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Toolkit.
Our refuge provision continues to operate as usual.
We are also asking people not to visit our Amber House Drop In. Those people who use our Outreach Support will continue to be supported but not face to face. Referrals to the Outreach service will continue through the existing online referral on our website.
If you are in immediate danger please dial 999 or call the NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE HELPLINE (24 HOURS) on 0808 2000 247

Do you need help? 

We provide emergency refuges, drop-in centres one to one help and practical support for anyone affected by domestic abuse.

If you are in immediate danger,
call the Police on 999


People visited our drop-in sessions in 2018

Children taught about healthy relationships in 2018

People attended our courses in 2018


What is domestic abuse? 

Over 1 in 4 people (source: Women’s Aid) will experience domestic abuse between the age of 16 and 59 and the vast majority are women.

Domestic abuse can be financial, psychological, physical, emotional or sexual – and there is no excuse for it. 

Understanding the difference between domestic abuse and a healthy relationship could save someone’s life one day.


“The Freedom Programme opened my eyes to what I thought was normal but is actually abusive.”

” Safe place to share what I have experienced and not be judged.

The best thing about the Safe in Sussex programme was being able to talk about what has happened and being understood and listened to.

I have learnt not to be harsh on myself but to talk kindly to myself as if talking to a friend or child. I have come a long way!



Safe In Sussex receives 14% of its funding from the government. The rest is through grants, fundraising events, donations, legacies and corporate sponsorship.

Demand for our services grows every year and finding the money to fund our vital services gets tougher all the time.

We are fortunate to receive some grant funding from Children in Need, the National Lottery and local authority organisations, but we are constantly looking for new ways to attract funding.

If you would like to help us in any way please call us on 0300 333 7416 or email

If you would like to help our fundraising activities, please click here to find out how you can get involved.

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Registered Office Address:
A2 Yeoman Gate, Yeoman Way, Worthing, BN13 3QZ

Registered Charity No. 1098726
Worthing Women’s Aid (Company Limited by Guarantee No. 04691516) trading as Safe in Sussex