Victim Support

Victim Support

Victim Support (VS) is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. VS specialist teams provide individual, independent, emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from the effects of crime.

VS are not part of the police, the courts or any other criminal justice agency. Victim Support services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.

Last year VS offered support to 814,000 people. With over 40 years’ experience as a leading independent victims’ charity, VS know the impact that crime has on people’s lives and what it takes to help them get their lives back on track.

Victim Support work locally to support people affected by crime, and campaign nationally to put their needs first, ensuring that they get the support they need and the respect they deserve. Together, VS help people feel safer and find the strength to move forward after crime.

Victim Support Supportline operates 24/7. Call Victim Support Supportline free Tel: 08 08 16 89 111

Victim Support vision

A world where victims and witnesses are given the support they need and the respect they deserve.

Victim Support values

  • Compassionate

VS work tirelessly to empower victims and witnesses to recover after crime.

  • Resolute

VS are uncompromising in their desire to champion the cause of victims and witnesses.

  • Accessible

They work inclusively with victims, witnesses and their communities.

  • Effective

Delivering results through high-quality services, providing the best value for their clients.

Victim Support mission

To realise VS vision, they will:

  1. Provide victims and witnesses with high-quality practical and emotional support.
  2. Champion the interests of victims and witnesses.
  3. Construct a sustainable operating model utilising high-quality staff and volunteers.

To read Victim Support Strategy click on link: Victim Support Strategy 2015-2020

To find your nearest Victim Support Office click on this link here: Local Victim Support Office