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What is deep safety? 

Safety is a basic human right. It is associated with powerful memories of home, important people, experiences that are full of warmth, love and nurture. It weaves interconnection. 

In its absence, danger lurks. Threat is perceived and felt. Fear overwhelms the senses and cripples the capacity for protection. It unleashes hurt, trauma and loss. 

Relational experiences calm and soften the pervasiveness of vulnerability. Safety searches for familiarity. It ritualises care and empathy. 

Safety restores life. 

We have written this guide because it fundamental to our work. In it, we explore the centrality of “deep” safety as a conceptual cornerstone in therapeutic work with children and young people affected by the developmental trauma that results from experiences of abuse and violence. 

Download the guide through this link