Support Organisations - Victims of Crime

09 October 2017

Victim Support
Victim Support offer assistance to anyone who has been affected by a crime or violent assault, regardless of whether the police have been informed.
Helpline: 0808 16 89 111 (lines open Monday - Friday nights 8pm – 8am, Saturday - Sunday 24 hours)

You & Co
Victim Support’s help for young people coping with the impact and effects of crime.

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.
Helpline: 0845 872 3440 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

Karma Nirvana
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.
Report a Hate Crime: 0800 171 2272 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.15am – 5.15pm)

The Monitoring Group
Information and support to anyone who is a victim of racial, religious, sexual harassment, violence, state neglect or police misconduct.

Hate Crime
Information from Stonewall on reporting hate crime, including homophobic violence.
Info Line: 08000 50 20 20 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm)

FASO (False Allegations Support Organisation)
Support advice for anyone affected by a false allegation of rape or abuse.
Helpline: 0844 335 1992 (lines open Monday – Friday 6pm – 10pm)

Murdered Abroad
Supporting families, partners and friends in the UK where loved ones are the victims of murder or manslaughter abroad.

In Brief
Free legal information online for anyone injured in a violent crime.

True Vision
Information on hate crime and how to report it.

Information about children affected by gangs for parents and carers.

Talk About Knife Crime
A guide from the Home Office about talking to children about knife crime.

Knife Crimes
An online resource for knife crime, including the devastating effects on victims and relatives.

Knives Shatter Lives
Information on how to talk to children and young adults about knife crime.

Hundred families offer support and information for families affected by mental health homicides in Britain.

Project Guardian

Reducing sexual assault and unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport in London.
Report crime or incidences: 0800 40 50 40 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 61016

National Stalking Helpline
Guidance for anyone affected by harassment or stalking.
Helpline: 0808 802 0300 (lines open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 – 4pm, Wednesday 1 – 4pm)

Action Scotland Against Stalking
Information for anyone in Scotland affected by stalking.

Information on hate crimes and how to report them.

Action Fraud
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 9am - 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
Textphone: 0808 800 0084
(lines open Monday – Friday 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
Road Peace provides support to anyone who has suffered injury or bereavement due to a road accident.
Helpline: 0845 4500 355 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

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, Wednesdays 10am – 5pm)