A helping hand
Guiding Children & Young People
change in Men
Merseyside Domestic Violence Services is a Voluntary run organisation based in Liverpool. We work with families affected by Domestic violence. Offering support, advice and educational programs aimed at breaking the cycle of abuse and aiding the recovery process.
We're a grassroots charity, serving the most vulnerable families in Liverpool over the past two decades. Set up to safeguard women, children and young people through education, empowerment and prevention by tackling the root cause of the problem – we inform and innovate change.
To create a unified service of support for families affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Domestic abuse can be physical, mental, emotional, financial or sexual
Most children who live with domestic abuse are aware of it and are affected by it in different ways
The ethnicity of the perpetrator or victim makes no difference to levels of domestic abuse
Forced or non-consensual sex within a marriage is rape, the same as forced or non-consensual sex outside a marriage
Perpetrators of domestic abuse always have a choice about whether to use abuse, threats or other controlling behaviour in any situation
Some children from abusive homes do grow up to be abusive themselves. However, lots of children from abusive homes grow up without becoming abusive too
MDVS have been successful in attaining a large grant to expand their work with male perpetrators. The £200,000 will allow us to work with ‘convicted’