Safer Wales’ aim is to benefit individuals and the wider community by making victims feel safer, and by tackling the causes of offending behaviour so reducing the risks of repeat offences, and thereby increasing overall public confidence. Safer Wales works closely with partners to ensure a gender-informed, safe wraparound service for women and has successfully enabled co-location of Wales Probation staff at the Castle Street centre.
Safer Wales runs gender-specific, women-centred services, particularly for women involved in prostitution and high risk victims of domestic abuse. Safer Wales offers a variety of services including Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Adviser support, access to computers, legal advice, safety advice, support to exit prostitution, health and well-being sessions.
Safer Wales runs women-centred services specifically for women involved or potentially involved with the criminal justice system, including those in HMP Eastwood Park (returning to Wales and SW England), and HMP Styal (returning to Wales), through the delivery of the resettlement service for Working Links and Wales CRC, Dorset Devon and Cornwall CRC and Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset and Wiltshire CRC, in HMPs Eastwood Park, and Styal since May 1 2015.
Safer Wales also runs the IOM Cymru Women’s Diversionary Pathway assessment service based at Merthyr Tydfil Police Station on behalf of the IOM Cymru Women’s, allowing those who qualify to be diverted out of the criminal justice system and receive appropriate support.
Safer Wales also runs preventative and protection services for young women at risk of exploitation, including sexual exploitation, including accredited and non-accredited training.