Help for witnesses

last year we helped over 250000 witnesses Many witnesses feel worried about going to court, regardless of whether or not they were the victim of the crime. Victim Support runs the Witness Service in every criminal court in London to give information and support to witnesses, victims, their families and friends when they go to court.

We help:

Witness Service staff and volunteers can give you:

Like the rest of Victim Support, the Witness Service is free and independent of the police or courts. You can contact your local Witness Service directly.

If you are going to court or might need to do so, you may want to know more about how the criminal justice system works. In this section of the site, you can find information about:

There is also information about the criminal justice process, from reporting the crime through to sentence on the Victims' walkthrough website.