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

Domestic abuse strategy

Download our Domestic Abuse Strategy 2018-21 [pdf]

Support services and contact details

Refuge Warrington Independent Domestic Violence Abuse (IDVA) service
01925 243359 -
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.

Cheshire Police 
101 (non emergency)

Warrington Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
01925 221546

Warrington Women's Aid Refuge
01925 417138 -
Safe, temporary accommodation for women and their children experiencing domestic abuse. Support and advice to men experiencing domestic abuse.  

Housing Plus
01925 246868
Independent housing advice and services including a sanctuary scheme.

Cheshire Cares
01606 366336
Victim support.

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 -
Support for male victims of domestic abuse 

Karma Nirvana Honour Network Helpline
0800 5999 247 -
Support for victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse. 

0808 802 4040 -
Support for men and women facing up to abusive behaviour towards a partner. 

DV Assist
0800 195 8699
Assistance to obtain Non-Molestation Orders and other orders.

The Hideout
Support for children and young people. 

0800 028 3550
Female genital mutilation 24 hour helpline.

Warrington Domestic Abuse Partnership
01925 443124

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:

Related information

Reporting abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults