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What is Domestic Abuse


Women's Aid defines domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.  It is very common. In the vast majority of cases, it is experienced by women and perpetrated by men. 


Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following;


  • Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)

  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse

  • Physical or sexual abuse

  • Financial abuse

  • Harassment and stalking

  • Online or digital abuse


What help could I get?


Warrington Women's Aid can be contacted for safety planning advice. We have a refuge in the town which provides accommodation and support for single women or women with children. 




If you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse you can contact the following for advice:


In an emergency, always dial 999. To report a non-urgent matter to the police, ring 101.


National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247


ManKind for men suffering domestic abuse 01823 334 244


Forced Marriage Unit 020 7008 0151


Galop if you are from the LGBT community 0800 999 5428


For information aimed at Children and Young People -


Warrington Women's Aid for refuge, support, advice and specialist children's support 01925 417138

09:00 17:00 Mon – Fri. (for more information, please click the support button)


A range of information and advice for Saftey Planning check the Women's Aid Federation site.