Victim Support

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Victim Support

Victim Support

Victim Support

Crime can have a lasting impact on those affected by it making it important that victims fully understand what happens once a crime has been reported and which services can provide support and advice.

Providing help and support for victims that have been affected by crime, have suffered in an abusive relationship or are vulnerable is a vital part of policing.

Humberside Police provide a useful document to support victims of crime that includes content such as:

  • Advice on providing witness statements
  • Police procedures once a crime is reported
  • Potential outcomes such as community resolutions or Restorative Justice
  • Domestic Abuse information
  • Advice on protecting your home and property
  • Useful local and national contacts for support

Click the link to view the document:

http://www.humberside.police.uk/sites/default/files/10118%20Humberside%20Police%20VoC%20A4%201.7%2016pp_WEB.PDF

Humberside Police will automatically pass your details to Victim Support unless you specifically ask them not to (except in domestic abuse or sexual offense cases, where we will discuss this with you). Their help is confidential, free and available to everyone. Victim Support will make contact with you following a referral from the Police.

Victim Support is a national independent charity commissioned by local Police and Crime Commissioners to support victims and witnesses. Volunteers are specially trained to help with emotional support and practical help and information.

Victim Support gives emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Humberside or South Yorkshire. They are an independent charity and you can contact them for support regardless of whether you’ve contacted the police, and no matter how long ago the crime took place. They will help you for as long as it takes to overcome the impact of crime.

Get help from your local team of Victim Support

If you’ve been affected by crime, call your local victim care team in Humberside and South Yorkshire on 0300 303 1976 – Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.

If you need support outside of our open hours, call our Support line for free on 08 08 16 89 111 or you can also email us on humbersouthyorks.vs@victimsupport.org.uk.

For further details, please visit www.victimsupport.org.uk