Contacts & Advice

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Help for victims of crime

If you have been affected by crime and need support and guidance there are a number of organisations you can contact.

General organisations

The Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales. Its purpose is to ensure at wrongdoers are brought to justice, victims of crime are supported and that people feel safer in their communities. The CPS has headquarters in London and York and operates under a structure of 42 areas in England and Wales.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is responsible for the prosecution of crime in Scotland, the investigation of sudden or suspicious deaths, and the investigation of complaints against the police.

Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland

The Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland (PPS) decides whether or not to prosecute people for committing criminal offences. It decides what the correct charges should be and is also responsible for prosecuting the case at court.

Victim Support

Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111

This is the national charity helping people affected by crime. You can contact it even if you haven't reported the crime to the police. The charity can provide someone to talk to, as well as information on police and court procedures, and how to apply for compensation. It also runs a Witness Service, offering support for before, during and after a trial.

People in Scotland should contact:

Victim Support Scotland

Scottish helpline: 0345 603 9213

Crimes against children

The Children’s Commissioner for England

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales

The Children’s Commissioner for Scotland

The Children’s Commissioner for Northern Ireland

Childline

Tel: 0800 1111

Barnardo’s

NSPCC


Child protection helpline: 0808 800 5000

If you think a child is in immediate danger call the police on 999.

Domestic violence

Refuge

Women's Aid

National Domestic Violence Helpline - Tel: 0808 200 0247

Mankind

Men's Advice Line

Forced Marriage

Forced Marriage Unit

Fraud

Action Fraud

A central point of contact to call and get help if you've been a victim of fraud.

Tel: 0300 123 2040

Pensions Advisory Service

Hate crimes

Galop

London's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community safety charity

Tel: 020 7837 7324

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Race Action Net

Homicide

Support After Murder & Manslaughter

Tel: 020 7735 3838

Child Bereavement Charity

Tel: 01494 446648

Missing persons

Missing Persons Bureau

Tel: 0808 100 8777

Missing People

Tel: 116 000

Missing Kids

Tel: 0808 100 8777

Road collisions and crashes

Brake

RoadPeace

Sexual crimes

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis Scotland

Tel: 0808 801 0302

National Association for People Abused in Childhood

Tel: 0808 801 0331

Survivors UK