SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime
Last updated: 26/04/2021
SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime (“SAFE!”) supports young people aged 5 up to 18 in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire who have been victims of crime and who are finding it hard to recover from their experiences. The crimes experienced by young people referred to the project can include severe bullying, robbery, hate crimes, sexual assaults, violent offences, or witnessing domestic violence. These young people report feeling unsafe in their key environments (their home, school, town and/or neighbourhood) and some have become virtual prisoners in their homes. SAFE! works with them to help them to feel safe again, recover their confidence and develop their resilience.
Who to contact
Where to go
SAFE! provides direct support to young people aged 5 up to 18 in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire who have become victims of crime. Self-employed Project Workers offer up to 6 sessions of individual targeted support to young people at a place they choose (typically at home, school or youth/ community centre) or on-line remotely, using protective behaviours and restorative approaches to aid them in their recovery. The service is completely free of charge.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- The office is manned Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm however sessions are held at a time to suit their needs.
- Free of charge
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
- Referral Details
We accept referrals for any young person aged 5 up to 18 of years who is dealing with the effects of crime or similar incident. Referrals should be completed on our website https://cms.safeproject.org.uk/refer?service=3
You must first check with the young person that they are happy for you to refer them. The young person may be the direct victim or may be struggling after witnessing a crime against someone else. We can support young victims at any point, whether the crime is reported or not, pre-trial or post-trial.
We accept referrals from a range of different professionals and agencies. Individuals can self refer or parents can refer their child/ young person to the service.
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