Resources to support your child
There are lots of resources available to help you support your child if they’ve been affected by crime. If you’d like to find out more about the free resources we offer to help parents support their children, email our You & Co team.
If you or someone you know would like support after crime, contact us for help.
Victim Support resources
Our website enables children to find accurate and safe information about:
- different types of crime
- strategies to cope with the impact of crime
- where to get support and how to move forward
- navigating the court process and criminal justice system.
The website also includes our interactive journey to justice tool and interactive courtroom.
This interactive online tool helps you and your child understand what happens when a crime is reported. This space allows young people to see where decisions are made and who makes them, as well as providing information on their rights and how to keep safe during the process. It also helps young people understand why they might leave the criminal justice system, and what support is available to them if they do.
Our interactive courtroom tool helps you and your child understand what to expect if they are going to be a witness in court. The interactive courtroom allows young people to explore the court building, find out who’s who in court and look at special measures that might be in place for them. Professionals, such as intermediaries, often use this interactive courtroom as part of their support work.
Toolkit for parents
The activities in this booklet enable parents to work with their child to help them keep safe and reduce the likelihood of becoming a repeat victim of crime. Email us to find out more about our toolkit.
Young victims and witnesses
- The Victims Code: U18s – Information on the support available for young victims and witnesses of crime
- thinkuknow – information to help parents protect their children from online abuse
- Child Safety Online – a practical guide for parents and carers whose children use social media
- Net aware – a guide for parents on the social networks that children and young people use
- Dove Self-Esteem Project – resources to help parents talk about self-esteem and body confidence with girls
- Controlling behaviour in relationships – a guide to help parents talk to young people about healthy relationships
Child sexual abuse
- The Underwear Rule – an NSPCC guide to help parents keep their children safe from sexual abuse
- Parents Survival Guide – a Young Minds guide to help parents who are worried about their child’s mental health
- Anti-bullying Alliance – an interactive tool to help parents who are concerned about bullying.