SAFENET wishes to inform the public that Seif Ples crisis accommodation closure will extend until Further Notice, due to sanitizing of building following pest control on premises. The sanitizing of the Seif Ples building will occur on the weekend of the 26th June, followed by assessment to ensure the building is safe for staff and clients. It will reopen once the premises are again safe for the health of both staff and clients. SAFENET has enacted an alternative referral pathway directing survivors of gender-based violence seeking emergency accommodation to the Christian Care Centre.
SAFENET therefore wishes to inform the public that the Seif Ples clinic will continue to remain closed until further notice. For assistance for sexual and reproductive health, rape, and sexual assault please go to your nearest Honiara City Council Clinic, the National Referral Hospital or Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA).
As the custodian of the national SAFENET 24/7 domestic violence hotline #132, Seif Ples staff have ensured the ongoing availability of the hotline for any callers seeking assistance and information regarding support for domestic violence.
The Solomon Islands SAFENET is a referral network made up of organisations that provide essential services to victims/survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. SAFENET members include Seif Ples, Christian Care Centre, Family Support Centre, Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA), RSIPF Family Violence Unit and Sexual Assault Unit, Public Solicitors Office, HCC Clinics, the NRH, Social Welfare Division and Integrated Mental Health. SAFENET wishes to encourage anyone seeking support for domestic violence to call the following important phone numbers to access support from SAFENET gender-based violence service providers:
Police – 999
Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Family Violence Office – 20023
SAFENET Domestic Violence Helpline – 132
Family Support Centre – 26999/20619
Social Welfare Division – 20569/7522844