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Getting help

If you or anyone you know is in immediate danger, telephone the police on 999.

You can also contact the Council Domestic Abuse Family Safety Unit on 01606 351 375 (during office hours) or 0808 2000 247 (24 hour domestic violence helpline).

For non emergency police matters telephone 101.

 

This page provides information on where you can get help and includes local and national sources of information, 24 hour helplines and websites (including for perpetrators). Advice on keeping safe when living with a violent partner can
also be found on this website.

Local sources of information

For concerns relating to the welfare of a child, families requiring a multi-agency response and individuals affected by domestic violence and abuse please contact:

Integrated Access and Referral Team (i-ART)

  • 0300 123 7047
  • 01244 977277 (out of hours)

Other sources of information

  • Safeguarding adult advice and contact team
    Telephone: 0300 123 7034 or 01244 977277 (out of hours)
  • Housing Solutions
    Telephone: 0300 123 2442
  • Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service
    Telephone: 0808 2840484
  • Cheshire Without Abuse
    Telephone: 01270 250390
  • Cheshire Cares (Victim Services)
    Telephone: 01606 366 336
  • Women’s Housing Action Group (WHAG)
    Telephone: 0151 356 4686
    or
    Email: chesterreferrals@whag.info

National sources of information including support for minority communities

  • Action on Elder Abuse
    Telephone: 080 8808 8141
  • Al-Anon/AL-A-Teen
    Telephone: 020 7403 0888
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Telephone: 0800 9177 650
  • Child Line
    Telephone: 0800 1111
  • Forced Marriage Unit
    Telephone: 020 7008 0151
  • Karma Nirvana (Female and male forced marriage advice)
    Telephone: 0800 5999 247
  • Lesbian Gay foundation helpline
    Telephone: 0345 330 3030
  • LGBT Helpline
    Telephone: 0300 999 5428 and 0800 999 5428
  • M.A.L.E. (Men's Advice Line)
    Telephone: 0808 801 0327
  • National Stalking helpline
    Telephone: 0808 802 0300
  • National 24 hour free helpline
    Telephone: 0808 2000 247
  • NSPCC
    Telephone: 0808 800 5000
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
    Telephone: 0808 802 9999
  • Samaritans
    Telephone: 116 123 (Freephone)
  • Shelterline
    Telephone: 0808 800 4444
  • Train enquiries
    Telephone: 03457 484 950
  • Victim Support
    Telephone: 0300 303 1979

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