Support after Shipman: the role of Victim Support and the Witness Service - Acknowledgements
The following are given special mention for their help in conducting this research:
- all families and friends of victims affected by the Harold Shipman murders
- Helen Ogborn, Co-ordinator of Tameside Victim Support, and Lisa Westoby, Co-ordinator of Preston Crown Court Witness Service
- Keith Scarrott, Trustee of Preston Victim Support, and Frank Smith, Chair of Preston Victim Support
- the volunteers of Tameside Victim Support and Preston Crown Court Witness Service
- the management committees of Tameside Victim Support and Preston Crown Court Witness Service
- the coroner and staff of Tameside
- Preston Crown Court Witness Service staff
- the National Association of Victims Support Schemes1 who funded the research via Preston Victim Support.
In addition, the two co-ordinators wish to acknowledge the following for their co-operation and help during this very difficult and emotive case:
- Greater Manchester police officers and support staff from the Shipman incident room
- Greater Manchester Police Press Department
- Preston Constabulary
- Joyce Jones, Celia Tavener, Carolyn Harrison and Stephane Swainson, Victim Support Tameside
- Greater Manchester Crown Court Witness Service co-ordinators and volunteers and Greater Manchester Victim Support
- Lancaster Crown Court Witness Service
- Jane Henshaw and all volunteers at Preston Crown Court Witness Service
- the trial judge, Mr Justice Forbes
- Mr Bob Brooks and Mrs S Horsley and the Preston Crown Court ushers and security staff
- Preston Crown Court Users Group.
- The National Association of Victims Support Schemes is the national membership organisation for local Victim Support Schemes and Witness Services. A major responsibility of the National Association is to receive funding from the Home Office and make grants to local Victim Support charities to pay for local staff, offices and other costs. The Association employs the staff at the National Office.