Supporting Victims

A core part of the Commissioner’s role is to supporting victims of crime and helping them to recover. 

These are just a few of the projects that the Commissioner currently supports to achieve this aim.


Hampshire Search & Rescue Dogs

Hampshire Search & Rescue Dogs (HSAR Dogs) is a voluntary organisation providing nationally qualified search dog teams to support the emergency services when looking for vulnerable, missing people in Hampshire. Each year they receive multiple calls for assistance from the Hampshire Police Search Advisor team. HSAR Dogs search for high risk, vulnerable missing persons including children, dementia sufferers and those with mental health complexities. The team of volunteers are available on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all weather conditions. HSAR Dogs are funded entirely by donations.


Y Services

A charity to support and develop the delivery of quality youth work that meets the needs of young people. Y Services deliver a range of approaches that support children and young people in their local communities.


Frankie Workers

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has launched a dedicated counselling service for victims of child sexual abuse. Evidence shows that more than half of adult survivors of child sexual abuse feel they needed more counselling than was offered to them, and that often waiting lists are too long, counselling is too short, and provision is inadequate. The Frankie Worker service is available to children aged 0-18 years.


Aurora New Dawn

Aurora New Dawn are a registered charity giving safety, support, advocacy and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking.


Southern Domestic Abuse Service

SDAS run refuges for women and children escaping domestic abuse and offer outreach services to women, children, young people and men who need advice, support and information. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone but is most often experienced by women.


Victim Support

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.


Age UK Isle of Wight

Age UK offer safe, confidential & impartial support on the Isle of Wight for people experiencing hate crime and/or domestic abuse.


Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice (RJ) is a victim focused approach that empowers victims and communities.


Neighbourhood Crime Maps

Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, meet your local policing team and how to contact them. Explore the crime map to see what has happened and the policing outcomes for each crime.

Neighbourhood Watch

Find a Watch scheme in your community, and apply to join or send a message to the scheme coordinator. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in making their communities safer.