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Embrace Victims of Crime

Overview of service

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.

Everything we do aims to help children, young people and their families recover from their experiences of crime.

We provide face-to-face emotional support and counselling in schools to children who’ve witnessed or been victims of crime.

We provide telephone and online emotional support to help young people understand their feelings, rebuild their self confidence and self esteem.

We give practical support to help families, whose lives have been devastated by crime, get back on their feet. We provide every day essentials from food and clothing vouchers to books, toys, mobile phones and tablets.

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.

Eligibility criteria

Any child up to 16 years of age who has been a victim of, or traumatised by any criminal offence committed in the UK. We help families affected by all crimes including: - Domestic violence - Sexual abuse - Neglect and child abuse - Exploitation - Violence and other serious crime - The death of a parent, brother, sister or other close family member killed by serious crime.

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday - 9am - 5pm

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