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  Support and assistance

Victim Support Northern Ireland offers emotional and practical support in absolute confidence:

  • someone to talk to
  • information on police and court procedure
  • liaison with other organisations on your behalf
  • advice and information on compensation and insurance matters
  • contact with other sources of help

Victim Support can also arrange for a volunteer to accompany you to the police station and to court.

You can contact your local Branch or Witness Service or the Victim Supportline.

Victim Supportline

The Victim Supportline can help you whether the crime is recent or past and whether or not you want to report the crime. If you want information, practical help or support, you can:

phone the Victim Supportline on 0845 30 30 900

9am - 9pm Mondays to Fridays
9am - 7pm weekends
9am - 5pm bank holidays

All calls are confidential and charged at local rates.

write to the Victim Supportline

PO Box 11431, London SW9 6ZH

or e-mail the Victim Supportline

supportline@victimsupport.org.uk

If you are feeling desperate and need to speak to someone outside of the Supportline hours, you might like to contact the Samaritans:

Helpline number 028 9066 4422
email: admin.belfast@sams.ie

The effects of crime

Information on the different types of crime and other sources of support are available on the Victim Support website.


©2002 Victim Support Northern Ireland

Victim Support Northern Ireland
Annsgate House, 70/74 Ann Street, Belfast BT1 4EH
Tel: 028 9024 4039
Fax: 02890 313838
e-mail: info@victimsupportni.org.uk