This film provides first-hand accounts of domestic abuse and how, with the right support, safe solutions can be found.
Domestic violence is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.
How to get help
If you need help to deal with domestic violence you can contact the Family Safety Unit on 0151 604 3567, Monday to Friday, 9am 5pm.
In an emergency always dial 999.
Other ways you can get help:
- National 24 Hour Domestic Abuse helpline - call free on 0808 2000 247
- Wirral 24 hour HELPLINE 0151 643 9766
- National Domestic Violence Helpline website
- Tomorrow’s Women Wirral Tel: 0151 644 1100
- Involve North West Tel: 0151 647 7907
- RASA: for anyone who has been sexually abused or raped, or who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives. Tel: 0151 666 1392, email: [email protected]
Wirral Family Safety Unit
Wirral Family Safety Unit (FSU) is a team of qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs). An advocate is independent of police.
you will be listened to. You will be believed. If the IDVA is unable to advise or support you, they will identify someone who can
they will assess your risk and together agree a plan to provide you with support and safety to reduce the risk to you and your children
they understand how your children may have been affected and can help you to provide them with the support they need
they can support you with ending an abusive or dangerous relationship safely
they can provide information about housing and how you will manage financially
your IDVA can assist with any civil action such as going to court for a non-molestation order or injunction to keep you and your family safe
there is no fee for our service