Victim and witness support organisations
|1. What to expect as a victim or witness of a crime|
|2. What happens after you report a crime?|
|3. Victims' Right to Review scheme|
|4. Giving a witness or victim statement|
|5. Going to court|
|6. What happens after the trial?|
|7. Victim and witness support organisations|
A national charity dedicated to helping anyone affected by crime to cope with and recover from their experience. It offers services not only to victims and witnesses, but also to their friends and family.
If it doesn't have an office in your area, it can point you to local help.
A national charity and network of local charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
If you’re a witness at a criminal court in England or Wales, you can get free and independent support from the Citizens Advice Witness Service. It doesn’t matter who you’re a witness for, you can still get help.
Victim and witness information
A website that helps victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. It has information on what happens after reporting a crime, the people you might meet, the support you should get and how to complain if something goes wrong.
Victim First provides information and support for anyone affected by crime. You can call 0800 953 95 95 whether the crime is recent or in the past, and whether or not you want to report it.
The phone lines are open Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 6pm (to 8pm on Wednesday).
Calls are confidential.