Support for victims
Victim Support staff and volunteers are trained to understand and recognise the practical and emotional difficulties caused by crime.
Free, confidential and independent help is offered through a choice of contact methods - telephone support, home visit or office appointment - whichever suits best. Interpreting services can also be arranged if required.
- Time to talk
- Reassurance about reactions
- Help and information about compensation claims (CICA)
- Personal safety and crime prevention information
- Support if the case goes to court in consultation with VIA and the Witness Service
- Information about other agencies
- Help with criminal justice procedures
Victim Support Fife is also funded to support people experiencing antisocial behaviour and/or harassment within their community.
The service receives a large percentage of referrals from police but also accept referrals from any other agency provided the client has given their permission for their details to be passed to the service. Self referrals are also accepted. It is not necessary for the crime to be reported to receive a service from Victim Support.
Access their National website for more information and contact details: www.victimsupportsco.org.uk
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