Dorset

Phone

0300 3030 163

If you’ve been affected by crime, call your local victim care team in Dorset. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-6.30pm.

Out of hours Supportline

08 08 16 89 111

If you need support outside of our open hours, call our Supportline for free on 08 08 16 89 111 or request support via our website.

Get help from your local team

Call us

If you’ve been affected by crime, call your local victim care team in Dorset on 0300 3030 163.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-6.30pm. Alternatively, you can contact us via live chat – open 24/7.

If you need support outside of our open hours, call our Supportline for free on 08 08 16 89 111 or request support via our website.

Go online

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.

We give emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Dorset. 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.

Last year we offered immediate support to over 5,000 people affected by crime in Dorset, and gave in-depth support to more than 500 people. If you call your local Victim Support team, 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, get advice on how to make your home more secure or referring you to other specialist organisations that can also help.

We work with a number of partner organisations in Dorset to make sure you get the support you need.

Find out more about some of the services and organisations we work with:

The website for Dorset’s PCC, Martyn Underhill.

The local police service, which refers victims to Victim Support.

Multi-sector group from the public, private and voluntary sector working together in Dorset to challenge prejudice

Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre is a voluntary organisation run for men, women, young people over 16 who have been raped or sexually abused.

All information and contact details for services for victims and survivors of domestic abuse whether in Bournemouth, Poole, or Dorset county.