15 steps from report to court

A condensed version of the process from reporting sexual violence to the police.

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Counselling, self-care and support options

Whether you have chosen to report to the police or not, specialist support is available to you.

Supporting someone you know - info for parents and carers

Tips on how to keep your children safe online, and some useful materials to help you have open conversations at home.

What is sexual abuse and assault

The phrase sexual violence is an umbrella term that refers to crimes like sexual abuse and assault. This leaflet explains what offences fall within this definition.

What to do if you are a victim of sexual violence

Whether it happened recently or some time in the past, help is available.

Search your area for support

Enter your postcode to find your local support service.


North West Sexual Violence Awareness Week 3-10 November 2023

A week dedicated to raising awareness of sexual violence services across North West England and how you can access them.

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£1.5 million Safer Streets Funding announced across the North West to tackle violence against women and girls

£1.5 million has been successfully secured from the UK Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund for projects that will tackle violence against women and girls and increase the feeling of safety for residents. 

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire on sexual violence support services

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, explains his role and the commissioned services across the county.

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About Us

This website was developed in collaboration with North West Police Crime Commissioners, NHS England, and Sexual Assault & Abuse Services.

The North West SAAS Partner Network (Strategic Direction for Sexual Assault and Abuse Services) is led by NHS England and covers Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

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