A core part of the Commissioner’s role is to supporting victims of crime and helping them to recover.
The projects below are those that the Commissioner currently supports to achieve this aim.
The PCC supports the Victims’ Code, which is intended to make sure victims of crime get the support and protection they need.
We have also listed all providers of services for victims of sexual crime separately.
Aurora New Dawn (Stalking/advocacy)
Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker – ISAC: Stalking Advocacy linked to the Hampshire Stalking Clinic and to the wider National Multi Agency Stalking Interventions Programme (MASIP) with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, Metropolitan Police and Cheshire Constabulary.
Digital Media Investigations Advocate – DMI Advocate: Advocacy to support vulnerable victims of cyber crime including sextortion, revenge porn and romance fraud.
Stop Domestic Abuse (domestic abuse/FGM/child sexual exploitation)
Stop Domestic Abuse 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.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Community Development: This project will work with affected diaspora communities to prevent incidents, support victims/survivors and increase professionals’ knowledge of FGM in Portsmouth & surrounding area.
Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Support: Work with young people who are experiencing/have experienced/are affected by Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
The Hampton Trust
The Hampton Trust are funded to provide additional capacity to cope with increased demand to their service. Referrals have increased by 75% and increased victim safety work is essential. This funding provides 3 FTE additional staff.
The YOU Trust (domestic and sexual abuse/violence)
Domestic abuse: providing additional support due to COVID in two specific areas: staffing the single point of contact service and support to children and families who are experiencing COVID driven violence and abuse.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support: The YOU Trust are one of the test area providers for sexual therapeutic support services in Hampshire.
Yellow Door (Solent) (sexual violence/abuse/FGM/honour-based abuse)
Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) (11 – 18) for West Hampshire, Winchester and Fareham. The ISVA will provide, information, advocacy and practical/emotional support as detailed above to West Hampshire, Winchester and Fareham Young People (male and female) aged 11 – 18 following any experience of rape, sexual assault or sexual exploitation.
Yellow Door Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Services (Hampshire): To provide emotional & therapeutic support to children, young people, adults and families affected by the psychological impact of rape and sexual abuse.
They also prevent and respond to ‘Hidden Harm’ which includes Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting, Forced Marriage and so-called Honour based Abuse and child abuse linked to faith or belief using community-based approaches and supporting victims.
Frankie Workers (child victims of sexual abuse)
The PCC 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.
Community First - Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASAC)
A wraparound service offering peer support groups and specialist 1:1 counselling in Hampshire for victims of sexual abuse. STEPS – Surviving Through Empowerment and Peer Support: A wraparound service offering specialist facilitated peer support groups across Hampshire for victims of sexual abuse.
The provision of an additional 12 sexual trauma therapeutic sessions, beyond the funded maximum NICE Guidelines, to deliver better and more sustainable outcomes for referred adult victims of non-recent CSA, both females and males.
Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service
Specialist Trauma Counsellor: This project will deliver up to 18 sessions of specialist trauma counselling to young people, aged 11+, who have experienced any type of inter-personal related trauma.
Children’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate: This project will provide specialist advocacy support throughout the Criminal Justice System to children aged 5-12 years old, who have experienced sexual abuse.
CIS'ters (adult survivors of sexual abuse during childhood)
A peer-led service for females age 18+ who, as female children, were sexually abused within a family environment. They provide an Emotional Resilience Processes programme.
Restorative Justice (also referred to as RJ) is a victim-focused approach that empowers victims and communities.
Y Services (youth work)
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. The Y Services projects funded by the PCC support young people to be safe and healthy, both physically and mentally, through targeted group delivery, and 1-1 support sessions.
Age UK Isle of Wight (hate crime/domestic abuse)
Age UK offer safe, confidential and impartial support on the Isle of Wight for people experiencing hate crime and/or domestic abuse. We will raise awareness and develop practical solutions to enable victims of homophobic/trans-phobic/bi-phobic hate crime feel protected and supported.
Winchester Youth Counselling
Counselling for young people aged 11-25 in the Winchester City Council district.
Brake (support/advocacy for victims of road crashes)
Provision of support and advocacy for victims bereaved or seriously injured through a road crash via a national helpline and underpinned by support literature, including the liaison, support and development of police Family Liaison Officers around road crash cases.