Victim Support has been crowned winner of the Charity Award at The Children & Young People Now Awards 2022.

The annual awards, which took place on Thursday 24 November, celebrate the contributions made, at a local or national level, to improve the lives of disadvantaged children, young people or families.

Our Children and Young Person service provides support to young victims of crime, through a combination of one-to-one sessions with dedicated caseworkers, group work, and school workshops. Our specialist practitioners provide vital support to help children and young people develop coping strategies after experiencing crime.

In the last year, we delivered 49 services for children and young people. This include teams of specialist practitioners in domestic abuse, homicide, sexual violence and hate crime.

In 2021/22, Victim Support provided high-quality support to 11,727 children and young people.

Ben Donagh, Victim Support’s Children and Young People National Lead said:

“This award is testament to the hard work of all of our incredible staff and volunteers, who go above and beyond each day to provide such high quality support to children and young people across England and Wales. I’m extremely proud to work for an organisation that prioritises the needs of children, and makes such a difference to their lives after experiencing crime and trauma.”

Alison O’Sullivan, Chair of the National Children’s Bureau, congratulated Victim Support saying:

“This charity has a huge reach, and the specialist work with children and young people is clearly impactful at a local level as well as influencing national policy and practice.”

Victim Support is an independent charity. We provide free, confidential support to anyone affected by crime. Call our 24/7 supportline or start a live chat.