The First Step

The First Step

At a glance


  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence

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The First Step remains at the heart of the solution for people affected by domestic abuse in Knowsley and will continue to be proactive in supporting those who need us.

We believe in:

  • Promoting self determination and self empowerment to all who access our services. Defending the human rights of victim/survivors experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Delivering quality in all that we do to achieve the best within our resources, believing people have the right to expect high quality services.
  • Achieving more by working in partnership with others by seeking to make alliances and exerting any influence we may hold accountably and responsibly, striving to remove barriers to participation.
  • Challenging discriminatory, racist or derogatory attitudes.
  • Enabling staff, volunteers, trustees to attain personal and professional growth through opportunities to achieve full potential.


At The First Step we offer emotional and practical support either by telephone; face to face at our office or in the community.

Support can include advice and guidance on legal options, housing, safety planning, one to one sessions tailored to meet specific needs or explore your options. We also offer group support, The Freedom Programme and the Recovery Toolkit and other therapeutic groups which have included art, health and wellbeing, cooking, computers and family days out.

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