In an emergency please dial 999. Everyone has the right to be safe.
The staff in the practice are trained about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an IRIS practice. You can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family. You can also contact 0300 123 7047 option 2 and ask to speak to your local IRIS Advocate Educator.
The Open the Door website also has lots of information to help if you or someone you know who is in a relationship that doesn’t quite feel right. Visit openthedoorcheshire.org.uk for advice and access to self-support services.
Online security: if you’re worried about someone knowing you have visited this website and other domestic abuse pages from your computer please visit nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/site-services/cover-your-tracks.aspx
Other organisations available to provide help and support
Women's Aid is a national charity for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Men's Advice Line provides free advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Tel: 0808 801 0327 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
The Hideout is an online space for children and young people experiencing abuse.
Chester and Rural Domestic Abuse Support Group is a safe place to meet other survivors regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality or background.
Telephone: 0786 546 9129
Flight to Freedom is a women's domestic abuse peer support group which meets weekly and provides women support to move forward.
Telephone: 0775 955 4754 (Tues to Thurs, 10am to 2pm)
Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service (CSASS) provides free counselling and telephone support for survivors of sexual abuse.
Support line: 01244 307499
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) provide help and support relating to female genital mutilation (FGM).
Helpline: 0808 028 3550
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) is a charity which provides help for any adult or child affected by sexual violence in Cheshire & Merseyside.
Support line: 0330 363 0063