SafeNet has been keeping women and children safe from domestic abuse for forty years.

Over the years we have extended our services to all survivors and have developed specialist support for ethnic minority communities, children and young people, those with complex health needs, LGBT and male survivors.

At SafeNet we are proud to deliver fully inclusive and accessible services.

SafeNet protects victims and survivors of domestic abuse through the provision of safe refuge and support services, and promotes the prevention of further harm, through various initiatives including, working to build safe and healthy relations and promote equality.

SafeNet deliver services throughout the North West from bases in Burnley, Preston, Lancaster, Rochdale and Blackpool.


We offer expert practitioner knowledge and deliver and range of specialist services including:

Refuge – a safe and confidential place to stay for women and children escaping domestic abuse.

Safe House – move on properties for those who are ready to leave the communal setting of the refuge, or for those who have older male children who are unable to stay in refuge accommodation.

Recovery Refuge – Jane’s Place is the first recovery refuge in the North West, and offers safe and secure temporary accommodation for women and children who have additional complex needs.

IDVA Service – navigating the criminal justice system for those at the highest risk of serious harm and homicide.

Outreach Support – we offer information and support to victims, survivors and to partner agencies, this includes out-of-hours evenings and weekend response. Our community based outreach support is offered to victims/survivors in their communities.

Jane’s Place

When all other doors have closed, at Jane’s Place we will keep our door open.

Our Recovery Refuge offers safe and secure temporary accommodation for women and children at risk of domestic abuse, who have additional complex needs.

Those complex needs may include mental or physical health, drug or alcohol use, self-harming, offending behaviours, sex working, grooming, trafficking, or a combination.

Women with complex needs are often unable to stay at communal refuges, as their high level needs can impact on other families in refuge.

SafeNet recognises the increased vulnerability and risk of serious harm and homicide that women and children face when complex needs are present.

We deliver domestic abuse support alongside drug, alcohol and mental health recovery programmes, supporting women and children’s recovery to take back control of their lives, and move forward positively.

Service for Male Victims

This year we opened the county’s first refuge places for men. Our safe house, which is open to men from all over Lancashire, has been full since it opened as a pilot scheme for an initial six months.

Along with the male safe house, we also deliver a specialist male victim support service.

If you need help, or if you want to refer a male you know to our service, talk to us in confidence.

Contact SafeNet today on  07866 510 728 (text or phone).

Donating to SafeNet

The best way to support SafeNet is to give regularly. It provides a reliable income that we can count on, allowing us to plan in advance, and budget more effectively.

What can you buy for 16p a day? You might think “not much”, but a gift of 16p can provide basic essentials, like a warm drink on arrival at the refuge for women and children who have just fled their home in fear of their lives. 16p a day – that’s just £5 per month – helps us to provide life-changing opportunities, like support and training for the women and children.

You don’t always need to give money in order to make a difference. Many of our residents fleeing domestic abuse come to our Refuge’s with only the clothes they are wearing.

We accept donations of clothes (for women, men and children), toys, hygiene items, food, bedding, and towels. All of which helps our residents and their families to rebuild their lives.

To arrange a donation drop off please email