08-05-2009, 10:00 PM #1Former Member
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UK Crime Victim and Domestic Violence Resources
Please post all information and resources relating to Advocates for Crime Victims
*A Special Thanks to Patience & curves for info posted*
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08-05-2009, 10:27 PM #2Former Member
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Victims of Crime
Many of us have been victims of crime, and it can be a shattering experience . We're working hard to get the level of crime down but we're also reforming the justice system to put the needs of victims first.
By putting victims and witnesses at the heart of the justice system we believe justice will be done more often and more quickly. We also want to improve the experience victims have when they come into contact with any part of the criminal justice system, to ensure they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
This section provides information on what to do if you become a victim of crime and how to find help.
National Policing Improvement Agency
You are not Alone
Support after murder or manslaughter
Parents & Abducted Children Together
Every five minutes a child goes missing in the UK ... help us bring them home
PACT is an international, non-profit organisation, registered in the USA and the UK. It was founded in 2000 by Lady Meyer, wife of the former British Ambassador to the United States. Its patrons are Cherie Blair, wife of the former British Prime Minister, and Laura Bush, the First Lady of the United States.
PACT’s initial mission was to fight parental child abduction across frontiers by raising awareness of a growing, but little-known, problem and by advocating solutions
Crime Victims Helpline in Ireland
Welcome to Crime Victims Helpline, a National Helpline which offers support to victims of crime in Ireland. Established in 2005 our aim is to support, inform and empower victims of crime and all those affected by crime.
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organization in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by volunteers through a network of community based victim and youth justice services and court based witness services.
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08-06-2009, 08:19 AM #3
The only national police charity providing 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 UK.
PACT develop practical solutions for the protection of children nationally and internationally and raise awareness and understanding of the problem of missing and abducted children. They also provide on-line advice and support to victims and their families, working with partners both in and outside government to bring these children home. PACT also also a partner of the UK Missing Kids Website.
Previously known as NCH, Action for Children is committed to helping the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK break through injustice, deprivation and inequality, so they can achieve their full potential.
Working with families and children in areas such as fostering, adoption, disability and coping with domestic violence. Their campaign areas are child poverty, child and family in the asylum system, children in trouble, sexual exploitation, child trafficking, mental health and education.
Working to improve the lives of socially excluded, homeless and young people and providing a range of emergency shelters and short stay. There is useful advice on their website about how to go about finding emergency accomodation
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08-31-2009, 01:39 PM #4
The havens are specialist centres in London for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
09-28-2009, 02:26 PM #5
Faces without a name
Wednesday, March 03, 2004
Auriole Prince, Head of Identification and Reconstruction Department, National Missing Persons Helpline, outlines the plight of Britain's missing people and their families.
09-28-2009, 02:28 PM #6
This website is the joint initiative of 7 UK organisations, set up to make it easier for you to find help and advice.
10-02-2009, 07:42 AM #7
The Children's Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.
10-02-2009, 08:01 AM #8
International Child Abduction Centre is a charitable organisation. Its main aim is to provide advice, support and information to parents and families who are in any way affected by the issues surrounding international child abduction. This includes parents and families who have had a child abducted or fear that their child will be abducted as well as parents who are concerned about the circumstances under which their children entered the United Kingdom.
The services that reunite provides are as follows:
national advice line
child abduction prevention guide (available upon request)
emotional support for parents and families by trained staff and volunteers
contact with the Parent Support Network
reunite continues to develop a National/International Lawyers Network and carries out research into the laws of the countries to which children are abducted.
04-06-2010, 11:22 AM #9
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.
But our approach is truly holistic. Walk through the CEOP Centre today and within any one team you will find police officers specialising in this area of criminality working with professionals from the wider child protection community and industry. You will find seconded staff from organisations such as the NSPCC, teams sponsored by the likes of VISA and SERCO and experts from government and corporations such as Microsoft offering specialist advice and guidance.
04-06-2010, 11:24 AM #10
Human trafficking isn’t just something you hear about. It’s very real. It's happening all over the world. It could be happening near you, right now.It’s organised crime on a massive scale. It’s worldwide and generates income equal to many of the world’s largest corporations. In fact, there are reports that some trafficking groups are switching their cargo from drugs to human beings in search of high profits at lower risks. It’s a global problem that’s right here on your doorstep.
Victims are coerced, exploited, kidnapped, held captive and often raped. It happens to children too.
04-06-2010, 11:28 AM #11
ECPAT UK stands for End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes.
We are a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK and on its international aspects. In particular, we focus on the protection of trafficked children and children exploited in tourism and the prevention of such crimes.
04-06-2010, 11:29 AM #12
AFRUCA - Africans Unite Against Child Abuse is an organisation concerned about cruelty against the African child. With offices in London and Manchester, we are the premier charity promoting the welfare of African children in the UK. We also work in partnership with other organisations in Africa and across Europe.
04-08-2011, 07:33 PM #13Former Member
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Domestic and Family Violence Resources
Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.
Scottish Women's Aid
We believe that a world without domestic abuse is not just a dream, it is a possibility. Never doubt it – changing attitudes changes lives.
02-17-2013, 01:30 PM #14Former Member
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