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Keeping safe

Living with a violent partner is not an easy thing to do. Information on keeping safe and where to get help can be found below.

Organisations in Cheshire

There are many different organisations in Cheshire who can offer you help. You can expect to be treated non-judgmentally and in privacy. You may be asked if you need an interpreter and any conversation will be treated in confidence. No action will be taken that will jeopardise your safety. Requests for information will be answered wherever possible, you will be listened to in your own time and your experiences will be taken seriously.

For help and advice with housing, getting your partner to leave, friends and family, refuges, money and a range of other issues, download the:

Legal rights

You have the right to legal protection from an abusive partner. This might be through the criminal law (contacting the police and pursuing a prosecution) or through the civil law (contacting a solicitor to apply for a court order to prevent the abuse or keep him/her away from your home)

Domestic violence disclosure scheme (Clare’s Law)

This scheme gives people a formal way to apply for a police check into the past of a person where there is a concern that a relationship may be, or may become abusive. This is available to anyone in a relationship or who has concerns for another person who is in a relationship.

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