Sometimes women and children may have to leave their home in a hurry. It can be helpful to make some preparations which will enable this to be done more safely and will allow you to bring essentials with you.
Here are some ideas:-
Know where the nearest telephone is located.
Know where temporary accommodation can be sought.
Have a list of important telephone numbers.
Have money for a bus or taxi fares.
Have an extra set of keys to your home or car.
Pack an emergency bag.
Take important documents, eg benefit books, passport, medical cards, bank books and any legal information.
Take any essential medicines.
Think about when it would be most safe to leave. You may wish to discuss it with your children, if you have any.
Try to leave when your partner is not around.
Take some personal belongings, if it is safe to do so.