Domestic Abuse, No Excuse. Incidents of domestic abuse escalate when there's a football championship. For support you can contact Wirral Domestic Abuse Hub 0151 666 4914

Whatever the score, victims suffer. Incidents increase by 38% when England loses a match, 26% when they win or draw, and 11% the day after, regardless of the outcome. 

The Men’s Euro 2024 football championship presents a vital time to raise awareness, as England plays to win the title they narrowly missed in the 2021 final. Football itself is not the cause of domestic abuse, but research shows that rates increase when England plays. 

If you, or someone you know is impacted by domestic abuse you can get support from:

Wirral Domestic Abuse Hub 0151 666 4914, dahub@wirral.gov.uk

Wirral 24 hour helpline 0151 643 9766

National 24 hour helpline 0808 2000 247 

If someone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. 


This #ItsNeverOk website offers a one-stop view of services across Wirral for domestic abuse support.

It is open to anyone who may be experiencing or think they are experiencing domestic abuse. A confidential service for male and female victims and is for anyone over the age of 16 years.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and are at risk of serious harm from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members, you can talk about this to a professional who can offer support. This includes Wirral’s Domestic Abuse support service, where an Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA) can be available to support you.

Find out where you can get support

If you are in immediate danger call the police on 999.




What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic Abuse can take many forms:

  • Physical attacks
  • Harrassment and stalking
  • Threats
  • Continual put downs and name calling
  • Forced sexual abuse
  • Threatening to take the children
  • Isolation
  • Financial control
  • Emotional abuse
  • Forced marriage and ‘honour crimes’ 



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