Child Victims of Crime is the only national police children’s’ charity and was set up in 1993. Their aim is to provide support to any child up to 16 years of age who has been a victim of, or traumatised by any criminal offence committed in the United Kingdom.
Since becoming a registered charity in 1994, they have supported over 4000 individual victims and their families from across the UK, providing funding for counselling sessions, holidays and activity breaks, tickets to events, mountain bikes, computers and high street gift vouchers.
The Charity receives referrals from police forces across the country. Individual Officers who have been working with the children are in unique position to make these nominations. Having worked with the children, they understand the pain and suffering that these innocent victims are going through, and can often suggest the best way to put a little bit of fun and "normality" back into their lives.
Any child up to 16 years of age who has been a victim of, or traumatised by any criminal offence committed in the UK.