You can not control your abuser's behaviour, but you can put some plans in place to increase your safety. Making a safety plan is a way to protect you and your children. Thinking ahead to the possibility of violence or abuse and planning what you would do can make it much easier to respond in a dangerous situation. Whether you're experiencing abuse or want to help a friend to think about their options, it's worth taking the time to plan how you would react to different situations. This document can help.