Victim Support following a crime
National charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales.
The Charity is not a government agency or part of the police and you don't have to report a crime to the police to get help. You can call any time after the crime has happened, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago.
Specialist services are provided for victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse. Depending on your needs you may have access to:
- Telephone support
- Face to face support
- Advocacy, including, help to access other services such as sexual health clinics, drug and alcohol services and legal services
- Support through the criminal justice system (if you have reported the crime to the police)
- Therapeutic Counselling
Register here for an account on the My Support Space where you will find useful resources and guides to support you to move forwards after crime.
Who to contact
- Thames Valley local team 0300 1234 148 Mon, Wed and Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm, Tues and Thurs 9.00am to 7.00pm
- Victims First
Alternatively ring the Berkshire support line run by Victim Support:
If you’ve been affected by crime, please call the Victims First Hub in Thames Valley (Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire) on 0300 1234 148. Please be aware that this service is not run by Victim Support.
- Age Ranges
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