Domestic abuse - keeping safe

Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub - call 0300 123 5101

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Your safety and that of your family is the most important thing to think about. You might already have developed ways to keep safe or you might not know what to do.. We’ve put together advice from others and information about support to help you take action to keep you and your children safe. 

For help and advice with housing, getting your partner to leave, friends and family, refuges, money and a range of other issues, the Women's Aid Survivor's handbook has a wealth of information.

Refuge provision

If you need to leave your home because you are living with the person who is abusing you, you may decide to go to one of the five refuges in Cheshire. See refuge provision for more details on staying in a refuge.

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)