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 the Victim Support Children and Young People Services team.
If you or someone you know would like support after crime, contact us for help.
Victim Support resources
Our website pages 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.