In Kent, Victim Support has the contract to deliver support services to victims of crime, from Compass House in Ashford.
This contract means:
Calls being answered by staff in Kent instead of a regional centre
Victims of more crime types being helped
An estimated 75,000 people receiving support each year
Using a wider range of contact methods so more victims can access support
Delivering greater support in community settings
Support being offered to 'medium risk' domestic abuse victims, in addition to 'standard risk' victims
Delivering a specialist stalking support service for people in Kent
If you've been a victim of crime in Kent, you can get help and support from the Kent Victim Support team on 0808 168 9276
My Support Space
My Support Space is an online resource designed by Victim Support to help you manage the impact that crime has had on you. It contains interactive guides to read through at your own pace.
It is also available for those supporting someone after they’ve experienced crime or trauma, for example friends, family members, colleagues or neighbours.
Compass House is a facility in Kent which provides and coordinates services for victims and witnesses of crime.
Among the staff working at Compass House are teams from the Victim Support charity and the Kent Police Witness Care Unit.
The long-term aim is that Compass House will provide integrated services to victims and witnesses of crime, which includes help, advice and support to improve the experience of going through the criminal justice system, in partnership with agencies across the county.