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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.