Victims of Crime

UPDATED: 23.05.2024
In this section you can find support for:
- Specialist Organisations
- Stalking
- Victims of Crime including hate crime and racism

For Rape and Sexual Assault support please go to the abuses section
For Crime, Terrorism and Offenders support please go to the crime section


Get Safe Online  

Expert advice for adults, children and parents on protecting your computer, phone, tablet and much more. 

National Stalking Helpline  

Guidance for anyone affected by harassment or stalking.
Helpline: 0808 802 0300 (lines open Monday & Wednesday 9.30am – 8pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30 – 4pm)

Paladin – National Stalking Advocacy Service 

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  

Protection Against Stalking 

Protection Against Stalking work with professionals and organisations to improve the safety of stalking and harassment victims. 

Suzy Lamplugh Trust 

Information on staying safe and managing risks in any situation, including stalking.

The Alice Ruggles Trust 

Working to raise awareness of stalking and ensure that legislation is effective and adhered to. Information on how to recognise you’re being stalked and resources for schools and young people. 

Unwanted Contact by a Prisoner

HM Prison & Probation Service Victims Helpline
Contact the HMPPS if you receive unwanted letters, phone calls, texts or messages from a prisoner. You can also contact the helpline if you are worried about someone being released from prison.
Helpline: 0300 060 6699 (Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm) 
Email: victim.helpline@justice.gov.uk 

Specialist Organisations

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. 

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 8am – 8pm) 

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, closing at 3pm on Wednesday) 

Equality Advisory Support Service 

Information advice and support on discrimination and human rights concerns 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)

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.

Helen Bamber Foundation 

Providing support to survivors of genocide, torture, trafficking and rape.

Independent Office for Police Conduct – IOPC 

Independent office of the police, the IOPC investigates the most serious of complaints and conduct matters involving the police, and sets the standards by which police should handle complaints.

Road Peace 

Road Peace provides support to anyone who has experienced injury or bereavement due to a road accident.
Helpline: 0800 160 1069 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm)


Information on hate crimes and how to report them.


Information on the crime of upskirting and your rights as a victim. 

Victims 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)


Enabling everyone to help keep women and girls safe. Information and resources for anyone who sees, is the victim or is the perpetrator of any form of abuse against women and girls.  

Exit Hate 

Offering help and advice for anyone wanting to leave behind involvement with the far right and extremist influences. 


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

Gov.UK - Gangs 

Information about children affected by gangs for parents and carers.

Gov.UK - Victims of Terrorism 

Information for victims, survivors, witnesses and family members on advice and support following a terrorist attack. 

Home Office - Talk About Knife Crime 

A guide from the Home Office about talking to children about knife crime. 


Calling time on the harm & abuse of older people. Information & support for older people or anyone concerned that an older person is at risk.
Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 07860 052 906
Email: helpline@wearehourglass.org 


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

Karma Nirvana 

Support for victims of honour crime and forced marriage.
Helpline: 0800 5999 247 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm)

Knife Crimes 

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

Murdered Abroad  

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 

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. 

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.
Email: info@samm.org.uk 

The Kings Fund 

Support information if you have been affected by racism or discrimination in the workplace.

The Monitoring Group 

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

True Vision 

Information on hate crime and how to report it. 

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.
Information online on a range of crimes
Helpline: 0808 16 89 111 (lines open 24 hours)
Email: info@victimsupport.org.uk