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Knowsley Council continues to invest in Domestic Abuse training for staff

by Guy Murphy

As part of Knowsley Council’s commitment to providing the best possible support services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, the council continually invests in training for both Council and partner organisations staff.

Throughout the year, we have worked with local organisations including, Livv Housing, the Youth Offending Service and The Probation Service, to ensure that staff have the knowledge and tools to support residents.

This includes:

  • 670 practitioners trained via 25 sets of three-day Domestic Abuse Awareness Training Courses
  • 100 practitioners trained in The Safe and Together Model
  • 100 practitioners completing Domestic Abuse and Technology Abuse training.
  • 23 Domestic Abuse Advocates provided with Stalking & Harassment Training .

The Council has also continued to invest in the development of services including:

  • Development of Risk Pathways (KSAB)
  • Development of Domestic Abuse and Dementia Tool Kit (KSAB)

Training forms a key part of Knowsley Council’s Domestic Abuse strategy, launched earlier last year, which outlines how victims, and their children will be supported if they experience domestic abuse, and how partners will work together to stop the cycle of abuse. Read the strategy here.


Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “We are committed to tackling domestic abuse in our communities and supporting our residents who affected by it.

“By continually investing in our services and supporting our partners to train staff, we are ensuring that our residents can access the best possible support when they need it.

“Our residents are never alone and we are always there to help, support and guide.”

Where can I turn for help?

If you, your child, or anyone in the family are at immediate risk of harm, you should contact the police urgently, call 999. If you are not at immediate risk but are concerned, please contact one of the services listed below:

Knowsley Council Safer Communities Service (Specialist Domestic Abuse Service)
Tel: 0151 443 2610


Knowsley Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

Tel: 0151 443 2600

The First Step (Specialist Domestic Abuse Service)

Tel: 0151 548 3333

Website: www.thefirststep.org.uk

Savera UK

Helpline 0800 107 0726


Worst Kept Secret Helpline: 0800 028 3398

Refuge (includes information for men) 0808 200 0247 (24 hours)
The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428
Samaritans (24/7 service) 116 123