Safe In Sussex

Safe in Sussex is a registered charity, dedicated to preventing domestic abuse and supporting people in West Sussex affected by domestic abuse. 

We provide a range of practical and confidential help and support, including: – 

  • Refuge accommodation for women and their children
  • Drop-in sessions and support groups
  • One-to-one guidance and advice
  • Support for health professionals and community workers
  • Education programmes and workshops

Working with professionals

GPs, social workers, housing officers, voluntary groups and health professionals are often the first point of contact for someone experiencing domestic abuse.

We provide domestic abuse training and support for front-line health and social care professionals to help them spot the signs of domestic abuse and how to refer people to our services. 

Preventing domestic abuse 

Educating young people about healthy relationships is a major way to prevent them becoming future victims or perpetrators of domestic abuse. 

A significant part of our time is spent on education programmes in primary and secondary schools to raise awareness of the different forms of domestic abuse and promote healthy relationships.

A bit of history

We started life in 1977 as Worthing Women’s Aid, providing refuge accommodation for women and their children suffering from domestic abuse.  

As our work spread to the wider West Sussex area, we wanted to acknowledge this and help more people and attract more potential donors and volunteers. 

In November 2013, we re-launched as Safe in Sussex and our services and the help we provide has gone from strength to strength. 

Our head office is in Worthing, West Sussex and we have a small, dedicated team who work tirelessly to help those affected by domestic abuse and educate young people on healthy relationships.  



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 0330 333 7416 or email info@safeinsussex.org.uk.

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