Domestic abuse is one of the most common adult issues affecting children, is often linked with substance misuse and mental ill health and can seriously impact all areas of children's health, safety, wellbeing and achievement.
Professionals must follow the LSCB Policy to identify, protect and support children and young people and those who care for them. We work closely with the Cheshire East Domestic and Sexual abuse Partnership to keep children and families safe.
Safeguarding decisions about domestic abuse should be made on the same basis as with every other case by contacting the Cheshire East Consultation Service (ChECS). Telephone 0300 123 5012 (option 3) or visit Cheshire East Consultation Service for more information
The Risk and Needs tool will help you get a good understanding of the risk to and needs of children and support any referral you make to CheCS .
There is one single 24/7 point of contact for getting help with domestic abuse - Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub:
Further information is available on the One Minute Guide to Cheshire East Domestic Abuse Hub and One Minute Guide to Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferencing (MARAC).
The hub offers help for the whole family – those who are harmed as well as those whose behaviour is hurting others. The earlier we can offer support the better so please don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Hub.