Established in 1996, The First Step is Knowsley's only service providing support to thousands of local residents who are experiencing domestic abuse.
To convert Knowsley’s domestic violence and abuse challenges into real solutions, creating new ways of working to stop domestic violence and abuse.
To support those affected by abuse.
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 accountable and responsibly, striving to remove barriers to participation, and challenging discriminatory, racist, and/or derogatory attitudes.
Enabling all staff, volunteers, and trustees to attain personal and professional growth through opportunities to achieve full potential.
We at The First Step put survivors at the heart of everything we do, and our key values are:
We are accepting of all differences and choices.
We support survivors to make informed choices.
We build honest and open relationships in a safe space.
High Quality Service
We are always improving and embracing positive change.
We’re Here to Help You Take the First Step
Reach out today and we will be here to support you every step of the way.