Here's how to stay safe
CLICK HERE TO LEAVE THIS PAGE
The Safe2speak Domestic Abuse
Service is free to any resident of St.Helens who is a
victim of domestic abuse, whatever your living situation.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse you can
phone the team for immediate help, support and emergency
Call: 01744 743200 (Monday - Friday 8am-5pm)
24-7 Support & Refuge: 01925 220541
Practical advice to increase your safety
Here are ways you can safety plan in
the event of an emergency
- Stay safe online - change your passwords regularly and remember
to delete your browsing history
- If you've got a personal alarm carry it on you so you can alert
- Make sure family, teachers and friends (not mutual) know what's
going on and agree a code word that alerts them to call the
- Be honest about what's happening to you, and how you are
feeling, so you can get help and support
- Keep and/or make copies of personal and important documents
somewhere safe and accessible or with someone trusted.
- In case of an emergency, keep your phone charged, in credit and
with you at all times
- Store any useful numbers Safe2Speak, the Refuge and the police
domestic violence unit into your phone but under other names. For
example, the refuge could be in your phone under 'hairdresser'
- Teach any children to call 999 in an emergency and
what they need to say: their full name, address, telephone
- Choose a safe place in the house you can go to call the police
if you need to,
- avoid places like the bathroom or kitchen, where knives or
razors might be.
- Ensure all the tools or things that could be used as weapons
are locked up in the garage or tool shed.
- Plan your escape routes so that in an emergency you can
get away safely
Call 999 if your life is in
danger and you need immediate help.
Unable to speak?
Use the silent solution
1) Dial 999
2) Listen to the
3) Respond by coughing or
tapping the headset if you can't easily speak
4) If prompted - press 55
- and you will be put through to the police
For more information