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
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 - thehideout.org.uk
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)