Domestic violence /abuse
What is domestic violence / abuse?
Domestic violence/ abuse isn't just physical; it can be
psychological, sexual, emotional or even financial.
It involves a wide range of abusive and controlling behaviour
and can take the form of:-
- Physical attacks
- Financial control
- Emotional abuse
How to leave safely during an incident?
- Have a small bag already packed with spare clothes, keys, phone
numbers and money in case you need to leave quickly.
- Take the children with you when you leave whatever the
long-term arrangements will be.
- Only leave when it is safe to do so.
- Consider whom to trust to tell that you are leaving.
Never be afraid to ask for help and in an emergency ring
|Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)
||Help and support for victims independent of Merseyside Police
and Social Services - 01744 743200
|Helena Extra 24 - Hour Domestic Violence
||Emergency refuge accommodation and 24 Hour advice and support -
If you want to talk to someone about your drinking - or someone
close to you - contact Addaction on 01744 610555
(or if under 19 - The Young People's Drug & Alcohol Team on
Information and support for male victims of domestic
Violence and for men who have been abusive to a partner and want to
change - 0808 802 4040