Victim Support Dorset

What does it do?

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 police.  As well as providing services, we campaign for greater awareness of the effects of crime and to increase the rights of victims and witnesses.

Who it is for?

Victim Support is the independent national charity for people affected by crime. 

Where it is available?

Local service (East Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland, Bournemouth, Christchurch, North Dorset, Poole, Purbeck).

How to access or apply for it:

If you have been a victim of crime, please call our victim care team in Dorset for help and support, on 01202 606200. Alternatively, please contact the Supportline on 0845 30 30 900, or email
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