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Victim Support is the national charity which helps people affected by crime in England and Wales. We give free and confidential support to help you deal with what you've been through as a victim or witness, whether or not you report the crime to the police.

How we can help you

If you are a victim of crime, our local Victim Support branches can give you and your family and friends information and support. And if you are going to court, our Witness Service can help before, during and after the trial. Or you can phone our national helpline, the Victim Supportline.

How you can help us

You can help us by volunteering, making a donation or shopping online. And if you want to work for Victim Support, you can find details of job vacancies.

What's new

In the coming months we're going to be building a brand new website for the single national Victim Support charity we've created this year. If you have ideas on what you'd like our website to offer, please send your suggestions to yourfeedback@victimsupport.org.uk. In the meantime, updates to this site will be limited while we focus our energies on the overhaul; so please bear with us! (3 October 2019)

Nominations have now closed for the 2008 Victim Support Volunteer Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in November. Keep an eye on our website for details of the winners after the event. (3 October 2019)

July 2008 was a major milestone in the 35 year history of our charity when we became a single national charity. To do this, we merged a national federation of 77 charities into a single organisation in just over six months. For more information read our full press release. (16 July 2019)

Our National Centre in London has moved to new premises. The new address is:

Victim Support National Centre
Hallam House
56 - 60 Hallam Street

Telephone: 020 7268 0200
Fax: 020 7268 0210

Download a change of address card with a map of how to find us here

News archive

A list of all the items that have appeared on the home page from March 2004 is available in the News archive.

collage of victim images - last year we contacted nearly 1.5 million victims and supported over 250,000 witnesses