Victim Support

We are a national charity with local funding

Victim Support started as a single victim support scheme in Bristol in 1974 set up by a probation worker Chris Holtom.

Chris’ action and example inspired the creation of many other local victim support schemes across the UK.

In 1989 HRH the Princess Royal became our Patron

In 2007 VS members vote to become a single national charity

In 2017 VS received funding from the Humberside Police Crime Commissioner to support victims in the Humber area.


Our values

Compassionate – We work tirelessly to empower victims of crime to recover after crime

Accessible – Working inclusively with victims, witnesses and other communities

Resolute – Uncompromising in our desire to champion the cause of victims and witnesses

Effective – Delivering results through high-quality services, providing best value for our clients


How we can help

We give emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Humberside or South Yorkshire. 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 the crime.

We understand that it’s often a big step to reach out for support, but if you call our triage team on 0300 300 1976, not only will it be confidential, we’ll make sure that you get the right information and support to help you move forward and overcome the effects of the crime.

This might involve arranging a meeting for you to talk to us and receive emotional support, looking at ways to make you feel safer and less isolated, helping you get advice on how to make your home more secure, or, with your permission, referring you to other specialist organisations that can also help. The support you receive will be tailored specifically to your needs.

Our services are designed to help you cope in the aftermath of crime, and to recover from any longer term effects.


Contact details

Phone 0300 303 1976

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.

You can also email us on


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