Domestic abuse support
Domestic abuse affects the whole family. Don't suffer in silence, talk to someone that can help. In an emergency, always dial 999.
- Domestic violence and abuse can be actual or threatened and can happen once every so often or on a regular basis
- It can happen to anyone, in all kinds of relationships
- People suffer domestic abuse regardless of their social group, class, age, race, disability, sexuality or lifestyle
- The abuse can begin at any time – in new relationships or after many years together
- Children are affected by domestic abuse both in the short and long term
Support services and contact details
Refuge Warrington Independent Domestic Violence Abuse (IDVA) service
01925 243359 - www.refuge.org.uk
Expert guidance for young people, women and men at risk of injury/harm from all forms of domestic abuse, plus emotional/practical support, safety planning, advice on court/legal options.
101 (non emergency)
Warrington Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
Warrington Women's Aid Refuge
01925 417138 - www.womensaid.org.uk
Safe, temporary accommodation for women and their children experiencing domestic abuse. Support and advice to men experiencing domestic abuse.
Independent housing advice and services including a sanctuary scheme.
National 24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline
Freephone 0808 2000 247
Men's Advice Line
0808 801 0327
Support for male victims of domestic abuse.
01823 334244 - www.mankind.org.uk
Support for male victims of domestic abuse
Karma Nirvana Honour Network Helpline
0800 5999 247 - www.karmanirvana.org.uk
Support for victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse.
0808 802 4040 - www.respect.uk.net
Support for men and women facing up to abusive behaviour towards a partner.
0800 195 8699
Assistance to obtain Non-Molestation Orders and other orders.
Support for children and young people.
0800 028 3550
Female genital mutilation 24 hour helpline.
Warrington Domestic Abuse Partnership
Disrespect NoBody campaign
The council is supporting the Home Office campaign ‘Disrespect NoBody’, which encourages young people to know the signs of a unhealthy relationship.
The Home Office recently launched the next phase of the Disrespect NoBody campaign. The aim of the campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old, from becoming victims of abusive relationships or from harming others.
The Disrespect NoBody campaign helps young people to:
- Understand what a healthy relationship is
- Re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse and sexual abuse
- Understand what consent means within their relationships.
More information: www.disrespectnobody.co.uk