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Victims of Crime

UPDATED: 03.10.2019
In this section you can find support for:
Victims of Crime
Hate crime
Stalking
Racism
Other organisations

For Rape and Sexual Assault support please go to abuses section

For Crime, Terrorism and Offenders support please go to crime section

Victim Support
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
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 24 hours)
Email: info@victimsupport.org.uk

CrimeStoppers
http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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 
http://www.samm.org.uk
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)
Email: info@samm.org.uk

Karma Nirvana
http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/
Support for victims of honour crime and forced marriage.
Helpline: 0800 5999 247 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm)

Stand Against Racism & Inequality - SARI 
http://www.sariweb.org.uk/
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
http://www.tmg-uk.org/
Information and support to anyone who is a victim of racial, religious, sexual harassment, violence, state neglect or police misconduct. 

Exit UK
http://exituk.org/
Offering help and advice for anyone wanting to leave behind involvement with the far right and extremist influences.

Support for Victims of Terrorism
https://victimsofterrorism.campaign.gov.uk/
Information for victims, survivors, witnesses and family members on advice and support following a terrorist attack.

Hate Crime
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/hate-crime
Information from Stonewall on reporting hate crime, including homophobic violence.
Info Line: 08000 50 20 20 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm)

Galop
http://www.galop.org.uk/
Galop support lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.
Helpline: 0800 999 5428 (lines open Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10am - 4pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 8pm) 
Email: help@galop.org.uk

FASO (False Allegations Support Organisation)
http://www.false-allegations.org.uk/
Support advice for anyone affected by a false allegation of rape or abuse.
Helpline: 0844 335 1992 (lines open Monday – Friday 6pm – 10pm)
Email: support@false-allegations.org.uk

Murdered Abroad 
http://www.murdered-abroad.org.uk/
Supporting families, partners and friends in the UK where loved ones are the victims of murder or manslaughter abroad.
Email: support@murdered-abroad.org.uk

In Brief 
http://www.inbrief.co.uk/personal-injury/injured-in-violent-crime.htm
Free legal information online for anyone injured in a violent crime.

True Vision
http://www.report-it.org.uk/home
Information on hate crime and how to report it.

GOV.UK
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advice-to-parents-and-carers-on-gangs
Information about children affected by gangs for parents and carers.

Gangsline
https://www.gangsline.com/
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
http://www.knifecrimes.org/000904_KNIFE_A5_LEAFLET.pdf
A guide from the Home Office about talking to children about knife crime.

Knife Crimes
http://www.knifecrimes.org
An online resource for knife crime, including the devastating effects on victims and relatives.

Knife Free
https://www.knifefree.co.uk/
The possible results of carrying a knife and encouragement to go knife free.

Hundredfamilies
www.hundredfamilies.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/HF_informationBrochure-web.pdf
Hundred families offer support and information for families affected by mental health homicides in Britain.

STALKING

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

Scared of Someone?
https://www.scaredofsomeone.org/
Is what’s happening to you stalking? Check out here.

Guide for victims of stalking
http://www.womensaid.ie/download/pdf/digital_stalking_guide_v2_nov_2012.pdf
Women’s Aid and Network for Surviving Stalking have produced a guide ‘Digital stalking: a guide to technology risks for victims’.

Protection Against Stalking
http://www.protectionagainststalking.org/
Protection Against Stalking work with professionals and organisations to improve the safety of stalking and harassment victims.

Paladin – National Stalking Advocacy Service
http://paladinservice.co.uk/
A service for high risk victims only. That is, those who are at risk of serious harm or homicide. Referral information on the website.
Email: info@paladinservice.co.uk
 

OTHER ORGANISATIONS

SupportLine
http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/hate_crime.php
Information on hate crimes and how to report them.

Action Fraud
http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
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
http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/
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
http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/
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 
http://www.acidviolence.org/
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
http://www.roadpeace.org/
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 
http://www.helenbamber.org/
Providing support to survivors of genocide, torture, trafficking and rape.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/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)