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About us

Victim Support (VS) is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, independent, emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from the effects of crime.

We’re not part of the police, the courts or any other criminal justice agency. Our services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.

Last year we offered support to 814,000 people. With over 40 years’ experience as the leading independent victims’ charity, we know the impact that crime has on people’s lives and what it takes to help them get their lives back on track. 

We work locally to support people affected by crime, and campaign nationally to put their needs first, ensuring that they get the support they need and the respect they deserve. Together, we help people feel safer and find the strength to move forward after crime. 

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    Vision and values

    As a national charity, we have a clear purpose and vision with strong values.

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    How we're funded

    Our main sources of income and how we spend our money.

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    Our charity was set up over 40 years ago.

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    Equality, diversity and inclusion

    Victim Support is an equal opportunities employer.

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    Our people

    Our President, Ambassador, Board of Trustees and senior management team.

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    Annual reports

    Our latest financial and impact reports.

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    Governance and structure

    Information on our governance committees.

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