Get help from your local team
If you’ve been affected by crime, call the South London Victim Assessment and Referral Service on freephone 0808 168 9291, then dial 3.
Lines are open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.
- You can also call your local victim care team in South West London (covering Croydon, Lambeth, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth) on 020 7801 1777.
- For Southwark, Greenwich and Bexley, call us on 020 7277 1433.
- For Bromley and Lewisham, call us on 020 8698 4583.
The London Victim and Witness Service (LVWS) is a support service for London residents who are affected by or witness to crime, commissioned by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic we have made our free live chat support service available 24/7.
Create a free account on My Support Space - an online resource containing interactive guides to help you manage the impact that crime has had on you.
How we can help
We give emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in the London Boroughs of Southwark, Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Greenwich, Lewisham, Bromley, Croydon and Bexley.
We’re an independent charity and you can contact us for support regardless of whether you’ve contacted the police, and no matter how long ago the crime took place. We’ll help you for as long as it takes to overcome the impact of crime.
If you call your local Victim Support team in south London, we’ll make sure you get the information and support you need. This might be arranging a meeting for you to talk to us and receive emotional support in confidence, helping you to fill out a compensation form or providing advice on how to make your home more secure. We can also refer you to other organisations who can provide specialist help.