PAUSE service

Pause works with women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care. Through an intense programme of support, it aims to break this cycle and give women the opportunity to reflect, tackle destructive patterns of behaviour, and to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future. 

Over the last four years, St Helens has had some great success and as such we have been granted further funding to support and change the lives of more women and families in our borough.

Each woman who completes the programme gets the chance to celebrate their success with a graduation event. Various outcomes have been achieved locally; for example, improvements with confidence, self-worth, self-esteem, housing, relationships, health and recovery from loss.

How do I get in touch?

If you'd like to know more about the service you can contact us by calling 01744 673390 or email us at

One of our team can chat to you and find out whether this is the right place for you.

For more information, visit the website here