Presentation on theme: "1 Victim Support A national independent charity supporting victims and witnesses."— Presentation transcript:
1 Victim Support A national independent charity supporting victims and witnesses
2 Who we can help Victims and witnesses, their families, friends and anyone else affected by crime, whether or not the crime has been reported, and regardless of when it happened. You can call us any time after the crime took place, whether it was yesterday, last week, last month or several years ago.
5 Our Witness Service We run the Witness Service in every criminal court, supporting witnesses and their families before, during and after trial. Pre-court visits Waiting area for witness, and supporters Defence witnesses
7 Lauren Davenport Domestic Abuse Support Worker Bolton
8 We will provide a holistic, risk led response to victims of domestic violence across Greater Manchester, through our team of VCOs, IDVAs, DV support workers, specialist trained community volunteers and court based Witness Service volunteers
9 My Role Domestic Abuse Support Worker Working with Domestic Abuse victims in Bolton who are of standard or medium risk of harm I offer emotional and practical support and can refer on to other agencies My support can be on a short or long term basis Specialist trained volunteers also
10 Emotional Support The topics discussed in emotional support meetings can include: The abuse itself The effects on the victim and others Self-esteem and confidence building Steps to move forward Safety Planning Healthy relationships