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How We Help

When you contact us for support, the help you get will be based on the level of risk you’re in. If you’re referred to us for help by the police, for example, then we’ll assess your situation and could offer the following:

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The Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor service gives advice to high risk victims on a range of areas such as:

  • Creating safety plans and undertaking risk assessments
  • Accompanying clients to court or arranging pre-trial visits
  • Supporting clients to give evidence and write victim impact statements
  • Requesting special measures e.g. screens to conceal clients in court so they don’t have to face their abuser
  • Helping clients to access refuge accommodation
  • Helping clients to increase security in their property so that they can continue to live safely at home
  • Providing emotional support and referring victims to counselling or mental health services
  • Liaising with social workers on child protection issues
  • Representing victim’s views and wishes at Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) meetings
  • Helping clients to make informed choices about the criminal justice process & accessing civil legal measures
  • Liaising with the Police and other public services to promote victims ongoing safety

Community based help

The Domestic Abuse Outreach Service can offer ongoing support to medium and standard risk victims on a range of areas such as:

  • Domestic Abuse awareness sessions – tailored to the individual
  • Safety planning and risk assessments
  • Helping clients increase security in their property so they can continue to live safely at home
  • Providing emotional support and referring victims to counselling or mental health services
  • Income maximisation – assisting victims to access benefits & referring to specialist services
  • Helping client with resettlement plans and accessing safe accommodation
  • Supporting clients with ongoing child protection issues, liaising with social workers and attending relevant multi-agency meetings with the client

Domestic Abuse Refuge Accommodation Service

We can arrange safe, temporary accommodation to all victims of domestic abuse if they are unsafe in their own home or are homeless as a result of domestic abuse. The service is a 24 hour staffed service, 365 days a year.

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Where to find us:

Domestic Abuse Services (Outreach & IDVA team) based at – 
4 Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1DL

Domestic Abuse Refuge Accommodation Service – address confidential; only provided to victims who have accepted refuge space following full referral process.