Advice and information is available by telephone, text message or online services. Sources of support are listed below, and you can find examples of coercive or controlling behaviour at the Women’s Aid website.
Who to contact
If you, your child or anyone in the family are at immediate risk of harm,
you should contact the police urgently, CALL 999.
If you are a Wirral resident and are experiencing domestic abuse or believe someone you know is, please contact
Wirral Integrated Front Door: 0151 606 2008 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)
Outside of these hours please call the Emergency Duty Team on 0151 677 6557.
Wirral Family Safety Unit: Independent Domestic Violence Advisors will continue to offer telephone support to victims of domestic abuse, and to all victims where risk of ‘harmful practices’ needs to be explored (forced marriage, honour-based abuse and female genital mutilation (FGM). Call an advisor on 0151 666 4914.
The Family Safety Unit are continuing to offer support to clients via telephone and email. IDVAs are continuing to safety plan with clients and where appropriate referring clients to outside agencies. The Family Safety Unit continue to accept new referrals from all agencies and self-referrals. MARAC will take place via conference call every Wednesday from 1st April 2020.
Tomorrow’s Women Wirral: The team is in regular contact with women during this difficult time. Please call 0151 647 7907 if you need help, and one of the team will offer advice and a listening ear.
Wirral Women and Children’s Aid: Provides a 24/7 helpline. Please call 0151 643 9366 for guidance and support. Women’s Aid: www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)
Worst Kept Secret Helpline: 0800 028 3398
Refuge: www.refuge.org.uk, 0808 200 0247 (24 hours). The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors: 0808 801 0327
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 542