Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence

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Are you or somebody you know a victim of domestic violence?

How Domestic Abuse can make us feel?

  • Low self esteem & Confidence
  • Depressed
  • Isolated
  • Lonely
  • Unloved
  • Insulted & Belittled
  • Ashamed/Degraded
  • Useless & Worthless
  • Punished
  • Unwell
  • Stupid
  • Out of control
  • Sucidal

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and domestic abuse

The coronavirus household isolation instructions can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. There is never an excuse for domestic abuse, no matter what the circumstances are.

If you feel at risk of abuse, there is help and support available to you, including the police, online support, helplines and refuges. You can find more information about these and other services by clicking on this link


Codeword scheme

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately but also phonetically sounds like the name Annie. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.


Support a friend if they’re being abused

If you are worried that someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, you can call Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline for free, confidential support, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. To access information on how to support a friend

Click on this link

If you believe there is an immediate risk of harm to someone, or it is an emergency, always call 999.


Call 999 from a mobile

If prompted, press 55 to Make Yourself Heard and this will transfer your call to the police.

Pressing 55 only works on mobiles and does not allow police to track your location.


Call 999 from a landline

If the operator can only hear background noise and cannot decide whether an emergency service is needed, you will be connected to a police call handler.

If you replace the handset, the landline may remain connected for 45 seconds in case you pick up again.


When 999 calls are made from landlines, information about your location should be automatically available to the call handlers to help provide a response.


If you are deaf or can’t verbally communicate

You can register with the emergencySMS. Text REGISTER to 999. You will get a text which tells you what to do next. Do this when it is safe so you can text when you are in danger.

Useful telphone numbers
24 hours a day-7days a week-
365 days a year

Halton Domestic Abuse: 0300 111 247
Police Domestic Abuse service: 01244 613 937

If so please click on the link below where you will find help and support;

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