If you’re a victim or witness of crime in London you can use Victim Support’s free and confidential service via the London Victim and Witness Service. The website also includes information about specialist services for children and young people.
Victim Support Scotland is a national charity dedicated to helping anyone affected by crime to cope with and recover from their experience. It offers free and confidential services not only to victims and witnesses, but also to their friends and family. They can be contacted on 0800 160 1985 Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm or through their website.
For both Victim Support and Victim Support Scotland you may request a referral from the police at any stage of your journey through the criminal justice system. You may also contact the service directly, with no referral from the police.
A national charity and network of local charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
If you’re a witness at a criminal court in England or Wales, you can get free and independent support from the Citizens Advice Witness Service. It doesn’t matter who you’re a witness for, you can still get help.
A website that helps victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. It has information on what happens after reporting a crime, the people you might meet, the support you should get and how to complain if something goes wrong.
A national charity dedicated to helping anyone affected by crime to cope with and recover from their experience. It offers services not only to victims and witnesses, but also to their friends and family.
If it doesn't have an office in your area, it can point you to local help.