Help for victims
Victim Support is the independent national charity which helps people cope with crime. We have a network of local branches across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are separate organisations covering Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. Our trained volunteers offer:
- someone to talk to in confidence
- information on police and court procedures
- help in dealing with other organisations
- information about compensation and insurance
- links to other sources of help.
Anyone affected by crime can contact us directly for help. And if you report a crime to the police they will also put you in contact with us, if you want them to.
Our services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened. We are an independent organisation - not part of the police, courts or any other criminal justice agency.
We are in contact with over one and a quarter million victims and witnesses every year.
- Children and young people
- Coping with crime
- Criminal justice system
- How crime can affect you
- Practical help
- Specific crimes
- Victim Supportline
- Victims' rights