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When does bullying become a hate crime?

Being bullied can be a frightening, upsetting and traumatic experience. Some forms of bullying that can be reported as a crime can be; violence or assault, theft, harassment or intimidation over a [...]

Victim Care Service attends Pride events

We were proud to be part of both Southampton Pride, on 28th August and Eastleigh Pride on the 4th September 2021. Southampton Pride, located outside The Guildhall, included a colourful parade through [...]

Victim Care Service Video Animations

Watch our short animated videos below to find out more about our service. An overview of the Victim Care Service and the support we can provide. Did you know the crime does [...]

Hate Crime and Engagement Co-ordinator starts at The Victim Care Service

We are pleased to introduce and welcome to our team, Helal, our Hate Crime and Engagement Co-ordinator. We asked Helal a few questions in order to get to know him better as [...]

Get to know our Children and Young People Team

Get to know the team behind the Victim Care Service a little better. Our Children and Young People Caseworkers have kindly answered a few questions for us. If you have been affected [...]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is nature; many of us have found ways to connect with nature during lockdown over the last year and [...]

Unmasking Stalking: Stalking Awareness Week 2021

National Stalking Awareness Week this year is focusing on how lockdown restrictions and the pandemic over the last year has affected stalking victims. This year’s theme highlights changes in perpetrator behaviour since […]

Children’s Mental Health Week

We recognise the impact that the pandemic and the current situation is having on children’s wellbeing and mental health, which is why last week we supported the campaign by Place2be to raise […]

Restorative Justice Week 2020

Here at the Victim Care Service we want to empower victims to move beyond crime, Restorative Justice can be a piece of the puzzle to help achieve this. Restorative justice is not [...]

Children and Young People Team Frequently Asked Questions

Our Children and Young People Team offers both emotional and practical help that aims to help young people to cope and recover after crime. To find out more about the specialised service [...]