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2. Sanctuary Scheme

Many people, although they are at risk of abuse, do not wish to move home as they may live near to their children's schools, friends, family and other support networks.

By improving the security of the home with professionally installed security measures, the Devon Sanctuary Scheme aims to help victims of abuse feel safe and secure when they choose to remain in their own homes.

The scheme is not an immediate response to the problem but it is a long term solution to prevent homelessness and improve quality of life.  Every Sanctuary Scheme is tailored to meet the needs of the individuals involved.

Devon Sanctuary Scheme is available to victims that have been assessed as high risk.

The scheme is free to all tenants or home owners. They must be the sole tenant or owner, or be able to exclude the perpetrator from the property.