Safety Planning Checklist

Get the following items and documents together to have them readily available. Keep them at a neighbor's or family member's house.


  • Birth Certificates (yours and your children's)
  • Driver's License
  • Social Security cards (yours and your children's)


  • Checking and savings account information
  • Loan/investment information
  • Money (both cash, change, and any credit cards in your name)

Legal Papers

  • Car title, registration, and insurance information
  • Divorce and custody papers
  • Health/life insurance information
  • House deed, or lease/rental agreement
  • Marriage License
  • Medical records for you and your children
  • Protective Order
  • School records
  • Tax return from the previous year
  • Work permit/ Permanent Resident Card/VISA/ ITIN Number/Passport/ Matricula Consular (if applicable)

Safety Deposit Box Key

  • Address book
  • Appointment book/ calendar
  • Camera
  • Change of clothes for you and your children
  • Current pictures of you, your children, your abuser
  • Vaccination/ immunization information
  • Valuable jewelry

Other Items

  • Additional house and car keys
  • Medications, glasses, and hearing aids