Victim Care Service
The Victim Care Service provides support for victims of crime to cope with, and recover from, the harmful effects of the crime they have experienced. The service is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner and provided by Victim Support.
The Victim Care Service is open to all victims no matter what the type of crime, regardless of whether the crime has been reported to the police or not, and no matter how recently or how long ago the crime took place.
A variety of support and advice is available depending on the victims need:
Practical Support – for example the provision of alarms, signposting or referrals to other organisations and advice relating to the Criminal Injuries and Compensation Authority claims
Emotional Support – talking about experiences with a trained supporter and working in partnership to develop ways to increase confidence or self-esteem.
Intensive Support – For victims of more serious crimes, such as sexual violence and domestic abuse, the most vulnerable victims and those that have been persistently targeted, intensive support is available.
During the COVID-19 pandemic lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. If you are in need of support outside of these hours, use the Victim Support live chat
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The Victim Care Service contract was renewed in early 2018, read more about that decision by the PCC in our News section.