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Escape bag checklist

If you are going to leave a relationship, deciding what to take with you is an important step in creating a safety plan.

Safety planning is a way to think about and develop a plan of action for when things are unsafe. Our safety planning checklist page offers practical tips for creating a plan with the help of a family member, friend or support service.

Using the escape bag checklist, you can create a list of things that you might want to take with you in an escape bag if you are planning on leaving a relationship. You can choose things that are important to you and include names of services and friends. 

To find services where you live, you can use the 1800RESPECT service directory.

If you would like support with making a safety plan, you can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, chat online via our website or text 0458 737 732.

How to use your checklist

Asking a friend or family member for support to create an escape bag checklist may be helpful. Together you can follow these steps to create your own checklist, share it with other support people and plan what you need to take with you.