Having a young victim’s worker to talk to was really important for Sara. At first she felt like she couldn’t talk about the burglary with her mum. The young victim’s worker helped Sara develop a safety plan, to help her look at who she could call in an emergency or if she just needed to talk, as well as ways to stay safe when travelling to and from school. Small things, such as putting locks on the windows also really helped Sara feel safer.
At first, school didn’t know what had happened to Sara so could not understand why she had gone so quiet in class. Her young victim’s worker met with the school and they arranged for a teacher that Sara could talk to if she needed. They also helped her build her confidence back up by getting her involved in some after school activities, so she could start socialising with her friends again.