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Victim Support - Children and Young Persons Service

We support children and young people who have been affected by crime. We can also support parents and professionals who work with children and young people.

We firmly believe that the most effective way to work with children and young people is in partnership with their parents and the professionals around them, with their full consent regarding the services and support the child receives.

If you wish to refer a child to Victim Support then we always require consent from the child and, where safe, the parent before referral.

We may not always be able to share everything children and young people say to us in our meetings with you as we offer a confidential service; however, we do encourage and support children to share relevant and important information with parents or trusted adults and will try and include you in the work where possible. Often we will include parents in the working together agreement, which will detail expectations for working together, including consent, confidentiality and safeguarding procedures.

Our service leaflet entitled "Helping Your Child after Crime" can be found in the downloads section of this page.

For further information please contact us and speak to an advisor.

Who to contact

West Midlands Assessment Centre: 0300 303 1977
National Support Line: 0808 1689 111
Victim Support

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

If children ask us to support them without parents or other agencies knowing, we will complete risk and competency assessments to decide whether it’s safe and beneficial to do so. When safe to do so, we will always encourage young people to try and involve parents and other professionals in their support plans at a later date, even if initially we work with children independently.

Record Last Updated on: 23/05/2023

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