Who we are
Victim Support is the independent national
charity for people affected by crime.
Our highly-trained staff and volunteers in the
community give free and confidential emotional support, practical
help and information to victims of crime, their family, friends and
other people affected. Victims don’t have to report a crime to the
police to get our help and can ask for support at any time,
regardless of when the crime happened.
We have a network of offices right across
England and Wales running and co-ordinating our local services. We
also run the Witness Service in every criminal court to help those
called as witnesses and our national victim Supportline gives
immediate help over the phone and puts people in touch with our
local teams. We are not a government agency or part of the
As well as providing services, we campaign for
greater awareness of the effects of crime and to increase the
rights of victims and witnesses.
How to contact us
If you have been a victim of crime, please
call our victim care team on the National Supportline on 08
08 1689 111, or :
download the Victims of Crime - Support and Advice in Dorset
leaflet by clicking here >