Victim Support can help
Victim Support is the independent national charity for people affected by crime. Our volunteers are specially trained to give information, practical help and emotional support to people who have been threatened or abused.
Our services are confidential, free and available to everyone.
Victims are often put in touch with us by the police. But you can also contact us directly, whether or not you want to report the crime to the police and regardless of when it happened. We’ll help you, whatever decision you make.
If you do go to the police our volunteers can accompany you to the police station and to court. They can give you information about court procedures and applying for compensation. They can also help you to contact other organisations if you need different kinds of help. If you prefer, you can talk to someone anonymously on our national Victim Supportline no. – 0845 30 30 900 or contact us in Warwickshire on 0845 130 9551.
How we can help
A lot of people find it very hard to accept that they are a victim of domestic abuse. It can take a long time for someone to admit it to themselves, but it is a vital first step in getting help.
If you are a suffering from domestic abuse, we want to help you. Victim Support will:
- Always prioritise your safety and confidentiality if you choose to talk to us
- Give you time to think and make decisions
- Offer continuous support regardless of the decisions you make
- Put you in touch with other agencies that can help – for example with housing, benefits and legal advice
- Help you to explore the choices that are open to you
- Do everything we can to help abused parents to support their children effectively.