Child at risk of abuse
Worried about a Child or Young Person? If a child or young person is at risk of harm, abuse, or neglect please report it to Careline 0151 233 3700 or contact the police on 0151 709 6010 or dial 999 in an emergency.
Adults at risk of abuse
Every adult has the right to be treated with dignity, have their choices respected and live a life free from fear.
When people have to rely on others to help them in their day-to-day lives, perhaps because they have a disability, they can be more vulnerable to abuse. Often they are abused by people who are close to them, such as family, friends or paid carers.
How can you help?
You can tell us about your concerns by calling Careline on 233 3800 or contact the police on 0151 709 6010 or dial 999 in an emergency.
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Domestic Abuse – National Helplines
Freephone 24h National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge on 0808 247 2000, or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Karma Nirvana-Honour Network Helpline: For forced marriage and “honour” based abuse 0800 599 9247
Broken Rainbow: helpline for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans victims 0300 999 5428
Men’s Advice Line: helpline for male victims 0808 801 0327
Respect: National helpline for perpetrators who want to change their behaviour 0808 802 4040
Childline: Helpline for children and young people 0800 1111
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Galop: 0800 999 5428 (national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic abuse)
Forced Marriage Unit: 0207 008 0151
Domestic Abuse – Online Support and Apps
Women’s Aid: Online chat service
The Hide Out: A space to help children and young people understand domestic abuse
Victim Support: Live Chat Online chat service for victims of crime in Greater Manchester.
Hollieguard: A personal safety app
Chayn: Provides online tools, information, courses and support for people experiencing abuse. Their Soul Medicine courses provide bite-sized support, a secure Telegram channel to provide particular support during this time. The DIY Online Safety Guide details how to secure devices or clear browsing history after accessing support.
Bright Sky app is currently available in English, Urdu, Punjabi or Polish and is free to download. Providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.