Support for victims and witnesses

This page provides help and advice for victims and witnesses of crime

Humberside Police is committed to giving the best possible service to the public in relation to investigation of criminal offences. We understand that if a crime is committed against you or your possessions, your family or friends you will feel hurt, angry and upset and we will do all that we can to help you. We will give you a copy of our Victim Care Pack which contains details of the most frequently asked questions and gives information about what to expect from us and where to go to obtain additional help and advice. This pack can be viewed here.

In addition, we understand that English is not the chosen language of some victims of crime. This pack has been translated and can be viewed in the following eleven languages. 

Albanian

Chinese

Farsi

Kurdish

Latvian

Lithuanian

Polish

Punjabi

Russian

Urdu

Vietnamese

 

 Other organisations that can help

 Bullying

Help and advice for Victims of bullying, their Parents and school.  http://www.bullying.co.uk/

ADFAM - Families, Drugs and Alcohol:

Adfam is a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work. It provides a range of publications and resources for families about substances and criminal justice and operates an online message board, and also a searchable database of local support groups that helps families hear about and talk to people who understand their situation.  http://www.adfam.org.uk/

Rape Crisis Helpline

Rape can happen to anyone. Young or old, Black or White, female or male. A 2004 Home Office study suggests there was an estimated 190,000 incidents of serious sexual assault and an estimated 47,000 female victims of rape (or attempted rape).  http://www.rapecrisis.org.uk/

Victim Support

Victim Support is the national charity for people affected by crime. It is a completely independent organisation, offering a free and confidential service, irrespective of whether or not a crime has been reported.   http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

Virtual Global Taskforce

The Virtual Global Taskforce delivers innovative crime prevention and crime reduction initiatives to prevent and deter individuals from committing on-line child abuse. On-line child abuse includes searching for, sharing and downloading images of children being physically and sexually abused and 'grooming' children in, for example, chat rooms with the intention of committing sexual abuse both on and off-line.   http://www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com/

Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

Works in partnership with internet service providers, telecommunication companies, mobile operators, software providers, the police, Government and the public to minimise the availability of online illegal content, particularly child sexual abuse images.    http://www.iwf.org.uk/

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.    http://www.ceop.gov.uk/

Childline

ChildLine is the UK's free, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn.  http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Child Victims of Crime

Child Victims of Crime is the ONLY National Police Children's Charity and is administered by the Police Sport UK Rugby Section. Its purpose is to support childre n whose lives have been affected by crime.  http://www.cvoc.org.uk/

NSPCC

The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.  http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Refuge

A charity that provides temporary/and emergency accommodation for women and children escaping from domestic violence.  http://www.refuge.org.uk/

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust

A UK charity entirely devoted to providing practical support and personal safety guidance.  http://www.suzylamplugh.org/

The Samaritans

Providing confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.  http://www.samaritans.org.uk/

The Criminal Justice System online

Information about the Criminal Justice process for victims and witnesses.    http://www.cjsonline.org/

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

The CPS is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales.   http://www.cps.gov.uk/