If you believe someone is at immediate risk of harm, call 999

Domestic abuse affects the whole family. Don't suffer in silence, talk to someone that can help. In an emergency, always dial 999.

It doesn’t matter if it happens just once, or every so often, or on a regular basis. And it doesn’t have to actually happen - threatening you, or your children, with anything like this could be considered domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse can start at any time, in new relationships or after many years together.  And it can happen to anyone, in all kinds of relationships, no matter what your social group, class, age, race, disability, sexuality or lifestyle is.   

Domestic abuse can be:

  • hurting you physically
  • insulting or constantly criticising you
  • controlling what you do and where you go
  • isolating you from your friends and family
  • assaulting you sexually
  • controlling your money
  • punishing or humiliating you
  • breaking something important to you, or smashing things in your home
  • scaring you, for example by driving dangerously
  • forcing you to marry someone
  • honour-based, punishing you for ‘bringing shame’ on your family or community

Domestic abuse support services

General support services
Support for women
Support for men
  • Men's Advice Line - Advice, emotional and practical support for men experiencing domestic abuse: 0808 801 0327
  • Mankind – Emotional support and practical guidance for male victims of domestic abuse: 01823 334244
Support for children and young people

The Hideout – To help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action

Honour based abuse
Female genital mutilation
  • NSPCC FGM helpline – If you’re worried that a child is at risk of, or has had, female genital mutilation: 0800 028 3550
Children and young people

Children are affected by domestic abuse both in the short and long term, whether they are abused themselves or if they’ve seen it happen, or think it’s happening, to someone else in the family.

Disrespect NoBody campaign

We’re supporting the Home Office campaign ‘Disrespect NoBody’, which encourages young people to know the signs of an unhealthy relationship and to prevent 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
Vulnerable adults

Some adults may be more at risk and less able to protect themselves from harm or abuse.  This might be because they’re older, or have a disability, an addiction or a physical or mental illness.


Warrington Domestic Abuse Partnership (WDAP)

Along with the police and local support groups and charities, we are a member of WDAP. The group works together to try and reduce domestic abuse in Warrington, and make sure people know about how domestic abuse effects people, families and communities. Contact WDAP on 01925 443124.