The Freedom Programme will be running in Worthing, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Burgess Hill, Horsham and Crawley . Please call 0330 333 7416 for more information

Work in the community

The Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme is a completely free, 12 week programme open to any woman over the age of 16 who wants to learn more about the reality of domestic violence and abuse in relationships.  The programme looks at all the different characteristics and controlling behaviours of the abuser, using the character of The Dominator, comparing it to the character of The Friend.  The different faces or types of abuse are all aspects of The Dominator's personality, which is used to control their partner.


The Freedom Programme works to:

  • Empower women through a better understanding of domestic violence
  • Help women understand the beliefs held by abusive people
  • To help women recognise potential future abuses and abusers
  • Illustrate the effects of domestic abuse on children
  • To assist women in gaining confidence and self esteem to improve the quality of their lives

“It’s free and it’s fun”
“You can make friends”
“You don’t need any qualifications”

“Refreshments are provided in a warm, friendly environment”


Safe in Sussex is currently running FREE Freedom Programmes in Worthing, Bognor Regis, Horsham and Crawley Visit or, for more information, call 03303 337416 or email

The Recovery Toolkit


The Recovery Toolkit is also a 12 week programme and is designed to help women to overcome the psychological trauma of domestic abuse and move forward with their lives.  It is for women who are no longer in an abusive relationship.

The Recovery Toolkit empowers women to gain healthy strategies to live free from domestic abuse


For more information, call  03303 337416 or email

Domestic Abuse Outreach Service

Safe in Sussex has launched a countywide outreach service to improve access to domestic abuse support for people living in marginalised and rural communities.  Lack of transport, cultural background and living in remote pares of the county can make it difficult for some people to access advice and support.

Outreach services will also be provided in town centres to improve access for all West Sussex residents.

To self refer call 0330 333 7416 or email

Please note due to unprecedented demand there is currently a waiting list for our outreach service 

outreach referral form
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