The StandbyU Foundation is an Australian-founded charity delivering innovative community-based technology solutions enabling the safety of children and adults vulnerable to family violence, sexual abuse and exploitation.
StandbyU creates safety plans tailored to each individual based on our extensive knowledge of the risks inherent in the child protection and domestic violence sectors and uses new technology to ‘activate’ these plans, providing real-time support at the touch of a button.
WHAT WE DO
We keep people safe through connections
The StandbyU Foundation adopts a holistic and direct approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. Our days at StandbyU typically start with a phone call. We receive a call from a lady who needs protection.
However more often than not, a response to their call is woefully slow. The scared lady is asked, "Are you in immediate danger?" and "Have you called the police?". This lady and her five kids are terrified and in hiding. Her partner has been released from jail however because violence hasn't yet occurred the police can't respond.
At StandbyU we work to directly and immediately support the safety of this person and her children.
No delay, just meaningful and direct action!
We protect vulnerable children
Our aim is for every child to be directly connected to their support network. They are the adults in their life that can commit to providing real, reliable, timely and emotional physical support. They are their safety net and their safe place.
The research is clear. The more connected children are, the safer they are.
We stop sexual abuse
Family violence and sexual abuse share ugly origins. Predators prey on perceived vulnerability, the voiceless and those that appear isolated.
At StandbyU, we proactively help to make people less vulnerable. We activate their network of support.
It is this community of friendships and family that the make perpetrators feel challenged and denied of power.
We prevent domestic violence
We ensure that every adult vulnerable to family violence is directly connected to their support network.
They are the adults in their life that can commit to providing real, reliable, timely and emotional physical support. They are their safety net and their safe place.
The research is clear. The more connected people are, the safer they are.
"I raise up my voice - not so that it can shout,
but so that those without a voice can be heard."