Safer Communities is a community safety charity that has its root in the north east region – it was established in Middlesbrough in 1996 as Safe in Teesside and then renamed itself to Safe in Tees Valley. In February 2020, its name changed to Safer Communities in recognition of the work the organisation now does across the whole of the North East.
The services we currently provide include, a north east regional crisis service for victims of sexual assault and abuse, restorative justice, victim care and advice, community peer mentors, family intervention, youth outreach and police cadets, to name a few.
This charity and its support makes a huge difference to people’s lives at traumatic and difficult times when they most need it. We are flexible in our approach and work with partner organisations to ensure those we help get exactly the right support for their personal needs and circumstances. We are compassionate and non judgmental, we want to help people to be believed and advocate on their behalf. We empower people, build resilience and give communities the confidence they need to recover from crime and anti social behaviour.