Stay Safe Forever women’s personal safety course

This is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, and includes simple but effective physical techniques to defend against sexual assault or rape. It is not a martial arts course. We take an holistic approach to self defence and explore issues such as finding your voice, believing in yourself and developing your inner as well as physical strength.

The course lasts 9 hours and covers:
• facts and figures about crime rates and reporting self defence strategies
• how you can use your own ‘personal weapons’ to defend yourself
• simple physical techniques designed for ‘everywoman’ (you do not need to be fit or agile to take part)
• body language and effective communication
• crime statistics and attitudes towards rape and sexual assault
• self defence and the law
• reducing risk
• ‘breakaway techniques’ to escape from different physical encounters

Every participant receives a detailed 70-page manual containing advice, tips and pictures of the physical techniques covered.

Women who complete the course receive a ‘lifetime practice guarantee’ which means you can attend future courses free of charge for the rest of your life to practice your techniques to build your confidence.

We can deliver the course over 2, 3 or 4 sessions or even in 1 day – whatever best suits you. We are happy to discuss timings around the needs of individual groups. We can run courses for between 6 and 12 women.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact us.

The cost of the course vary according to the size of the group and the location. We can sometimes offer discounts for non-profit making groups and individuals – please use our contact form and we will be happy to discuss this further.

Now I know to just protect myself then run like hell and get help rather than hanging about to batter them. I have stopped going out hoping someone will have a go at me, because now I realise I am special and better than that. I won’t put myself in a potentially dangerous situation on purpose.


Stay Safe women’s personal safety workshops

Our workshops are tailored to the needs and experiences of participants but they all include practical tips and advice on how to reduce risk, increase awareness and build confidence.

Each workshop includes simple but effective physical techniques to defend against an attack. The techniques we teach are designed for ‘everywoman’ regardless of size, shape, age (open to women age 14+), agility or level of fitness.

Workshops last 90 minutes or 2 hours and include:
• importance of body language
• how you can use your own ‘personal weapons’
• practical tips on reducing risks
• simple physical techniques and breakaway moves

We run workshops for community groups, organisations, youth groups, in workplaces and for groups of friends – in fact, anywhere there is a group of women. Workshops can be run for 8 (minimum) to 20 (maximum) participants.

If you would like more information, please complete the contact form on the contact us page and we will get back to you.


If you would like more information, please complete the contact form on the contact us page and we will get back to you.

My mentee AC who came along to your workshop in July and has managed to conquer her fears.
She successfully enrolled and started college at the beginning of September and has been travelling independently 3 days a week to attend her course.
She is also doing a placement in a local beauty salon and is now happy to run errands, collect the milk / go shopping without clutching her phone.
She has blossomed into a very confident young woman and even calmed other students at the college when a barefoot stranger entered the premises and had to be removed by the police, in what could have resulted in ‘ mass hysteria’.
She is also managing her grandmothers nervousness at allowing her to go out and travel alone.
I am really proud of her for what she has achieved and pleased that she gained so much confidence from attending the Stay Safe workshop.
She tells me she has even recommended it to fellow students and friends

Personal safety talks

45-minute talks on how and why we set up Freedom Personal Safety, plus tips and activities on keeping safe.

Family Safety Programme

This programme brings together our Stay Safe Forever women’s course plus one or more of our Keep Me Safe children’s workshops. It was developed for women and children who had experienced domestic abuse, but is available to all families.