Nationally, domestic abuse is a significant public health issue, having a major impact upon those directly affected and
their families. Locally, the Safeguarding Boards and the Knowsley Partnership identified it as a significant issue.

The report below addresses the following aims:

  • To assess the levels of domestic abuse and health and wellbeing needs of those directly and indirectly affected in Knowsley.
  •  To identify the causes and drivers of domestic abuse
  •  To explore the links between domestic abuse and other risk taking behaviours.
  •  To investigate the extent to which current service provision is addressing the needs.