Crime & emergencies
Domestic abuse and violence
Who to call for advice
Please remember, in an emergency dial 999 for immediate assistance.
Victim Care Merseyside
If you or someone you know has been affected by crime in Merseyside, Victim Care Merseyside will help you to find the advice and support you need.
If you are being abused or suffering indirectly as the result of abuse (a child or family member), call the Women's Aid 24 hour helpline on 0808 2000 247. The Women's Aid website also has a directory of local domestic violence services in Merseyside and the wider North West.
Men's Advice Line
The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse. Whether you are in a heterosexual or same-sex relationship you can call 0808 801 0327, Monday-Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.
The Respect Phoneline provides confidential advice for people who are abusive and/or violent towards their partners. Visit the Respect Phoneline website or call 0808 802 4040 (free from landlines and most mobile phones).