Victim Support Getting Help Locally
Get help from your local team
If you’ve been affected by crime, call your local victim support team in Nottinghamshire on 0300 303 1967.
Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-7pm, and Saturdays 9am-1pm.
Victim Support – How can we help?
We give emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Nottinghamshire. We’re an independent charity and you can contact us for support regardless of whether you’ve contacted the police, and no matter how long ago the crime took place. We’ll help you for as long as it takes to overcome the impact of crime.
Last year we offered immediate support to more than 21,000 people affected by crime in Nottinghamshire, and gave in-depth support to over 2,600 people. We can provide immediate support over the telephone when we call you or when you call us. We’ll assess what your support needs are and ensure that you are given the right support by the right service. This might be arranging a meeting for you to talk to us and receive emotional support in confidence, helping you to fill out a compensation form or get advice on how to make your home more secure. We may provide a specialist trained caseworker or volunteer supporter, or refer you to another support service for specialist help.
Our aim is to ensure you feel supported, informed about your rights, feel listened to and believed, and in some instances we’ll help you take immediate action to ensure your safety. We’re here to support you for as long as it takes.
Specialist Services in your Area
As well as offering emotional and practical support to people affected by crime, we run a number of specialist services in Nottinghamshire, including:
- Specialist Young Witness Service (SYWS)
The Specialist Young Witness Service is a Victim Support initiative that provides a specialist outreach service for young victims and witnesses of domestic violence, sexual violence or child sexual exploitation who are attending court in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The SYWS will explain to the young witness what will happen when they are called to give evidence at court, arrange a pre-trial visit and use of the live links if necessary and provide age-appropriate literature for children and young people of all ages.
- Complex Persons Panel (City)
The City CPP is administered by Victim Support. There are established pathways for referrals to be considered by the multi-agency meeting. Please contact 0115 852 0544.
- Building Stronger Communities: Hate Crime Caseworker
The BSC project is led by Communities Inc, who work in partnership with Victim Support. The project aims to build communities and their resilience by working to strengthen communities through knowledge and awareness, with a particular focus on the hate crime agenda, issues arising from changing communities and the impact of diverse communities. Victim Support manages a 24hr Hate Crime Caseworker who provides crime-related support services in the City and Bassetlaw area and will contribute to the broader project in delivering training and learning sessions.