About Us

The Victim Care Service is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

This free and confidential service is delivered by Victim Support, the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our teams provide individual, independent, emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from the effects of crime.

The Victim Care Service is available to all residents of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight aged 4 years and upwards, regardless of whether the crime has been reported to the police. Click here for our advice on speaking out as a victim or witness of crime.

You can use the service if you have been impacted by crime, even if you are not the direct victim.

The Victim Care Service has teams of caseworkers who are specially trained to support victims of serious crimes, for example domestic abuse and sexual abuse. We also have specialist caseworkers who work specifically with children and young people aged 4 upwards.

We will listen to how the crime has affected you and work with you to plan our support. With your permission we can speak with other organisations who may be involved in supporting you to help find ways of improving your situation. As an organisation we have a great deal of experience in helping people to cope with, and recover from, the effects of crime. We know that people can be affected in very different ways by crime and so it is important, first and foremost, to listen to your own experiences. We believe the best outcomes are those that empower the individual and we try to work collaboratively with you to achieve this.

Victim Care Service Employee holding a leaflet talking to a member of the public during the event