Victims of Crime
In this section you can find support for:
Victims of Crime
For Rape and Sexual Assault support please go to abuses section
For Crime, Terrorism and Offenders support please go to crime section
Victim Support offer assistance to anyone who has been affected by a crime or violent assault, regardless of whether the police have been informed.
Information online on a range of crimes - click here
Helpline: 0808 16 89 111 (lines open 24 hours)
Anyone who would like to report a crime but are uncomfortable going directly to the police can call CrimeStoppers. Crimes can be reported in confidence and anonymously; calls are not traced.
Helpline: 0800 555 111 (lines open 24 hours)
Support after Murder and Manslaughter - SAMM
SAMM are a self-help group who provide understanding and support to families and friends who have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter.
Support for victims of honour crime and forced marriage.
Helpline: 0800 5999 247 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm)
Stand Against Racism & Inequality - SARI
Support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobia, transphobia, age-based or gender-based.
The Monitoring Group
Information and support to anyone who is a victim of racial, religious, sexual harassment, violence, state neglect or police misconduct.
The Kings Fund
Support information if you have been affected by racism or discrimination in the workplace.
Offering help and advice for anyone wanting to leave behind involvement with the far right and extremist influences.
Support for Victims of Terrorism
Information for victims, survivors, witnesses and family members on advice and support following a terrorist attack.
Galop support lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people experiencing abuse and violence.
Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (lines open Monday - Thursday 10am – 8.30pm, Friday 10am – 4.30pm)
Enabling everyone to help keep women and girls safe. Information and resources for anyone who sees, is the victim or is the perpetrator of any form of abuse against women and girls.
Supporting families, partners and friends in the UK where loved ones are the victims of murder or manslaughter abroad.
Calling time on the harm & abuse of older people. Information & support for older people or anyone concerned that an older person is at risk.
Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 07860 052 906
Information on hate crime and how to report it.
Information about children affected by gangs for parents and carers.
Information on how being a member of a gang can impact on you and your family for the rest of your life.
Talk About Knife Crime
A guide from the Home Office about talking to children about knife crime.
An online resource for knife crime, including the devastating effects on victims and relatives.
Hundred families offer support and information for families affected by mental health homicides in Britain.
National Stalking Helpline
Guidance for anyone affected by harassment or stalking.
Helpline: 0808 802 0300 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30 – 4pm, Wednesdays 9.30 – 8pm)
Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Information on staying safe and managing risks in any situation, including stalking.
Unwanted Contact by a Prisoner
HM Prison & Probation Service Victims Helpline
Contact the HMPPS if you receive unwanted letters, phone calls, texts or messages from a prisoner. You can also contact the helpline if you are worried about someone being released from prison.
Helpline: 0300 060 6699 (Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm)
Guide for victims of stalking
Women’s Aid and Network for Surviving Stalking have produced a guide ‘Digital stalking: a guide to technology risks for victims’.
Get Safe Online
Expert advice for adults, children and parents on protecting your computer, phone, tablet and much more.
Protection Against Stalking
Protection Against Stalking work with professionals and organisations to improve the safety of stalking and harassment victims.
Paladin – National Stalking Advocacy Service
A service for high risk victims only. That is, those who are at risk of serious harm or homicide. Referral information on the website.
Information on hate crimes and how to report them.
Action Fraud is a reporting centre for anyone who has been affected. They also provide information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.
Report line: 0300 123 2040 (lines open Monday - Friday 8am – 8pm)
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Works to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
Equality Advisory Support Service
Information advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues to individuals in England, Scotland and Wales.
Advice Line: 0808 800 0082 (lines open weekdays 9am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm)
Textphone: 0808 800 0084 (lines open weekdays 9am – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm)
Acid Survivors Trust International – ASTI
Working with medical NGO’s in a number of countries to raise awareness of these attacks and to help acid attack victims get the medical attention they need in order to rebuild their lives. Find out how you can help on the website.
Road Peace provides support to anyone who has suffered injury or bereavement due to a road accident.
Helpline: 0800 160 1069 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am - 1pm)
Helen Bamber Foundation
Providing support to survivors of genocide, torture, trafficking and rape.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
Information about the government funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme for victims of crime.
Information line: 0300 003 3601 (lines open Monday – Friday 8.30am - 5pm, closing at 3pm on Wednesday)