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Dear Santa 2019

Sprinkle festive fairy dust over child victims of crime in your community.

Dear Santa 2019 is now open for referrals!

Our seasonal appeal delivers gifts of choice to young victims and witnesses of serious crime across the UK, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Your nominated child can choose their own gift (worth up to £50) which is placed on our unique Amazon Smile Wish List for public donation.

Embrace CVOC will wrap and deliver the gift in time for Christmas Day.

Together we can brighten the lives of thousands of young people affected by serious crime.

Nominate now

If you work for the police or other statutory safeguarding agency and know of child or children who you think would benefit from a funded gift this Christmas, we would love to hear from you.

This year, to ensure no child is disappointed, the deadline for all referrals has been brought forward to Monday 11 November 2019 at 12 noon.

Eligibility

  • We accept nominations for children up to and including the age of 18 who have been directly or indirectly impacted by serious crime such as homicide, sexual abuse, domestic violence or neglect.
  • We accept referrals from all parts of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
  • You must work for the police, statutory agency or charity with a responsibility for child safeguarding, in order to make the referral.
  • You can nominate multiple children (including sibling groups) but you must complete a separate form for each child.
  • You must fill out all of the required information in order for us to process the request.
  • We are a small team and ask that you act as liaison with the family/guardian to identify a suitable gift. We cannot do this for you.
  • It is important our funds are channeled to support those in most need and so we prioritise children from families on low income.
  • Dear Santa is our seasonal appeal to deliver gifts of choice to victims and witnesses of serious crime across the UK, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
  • Children referred for a Dear Santa gift may have suffered trauma as the result of sexual abuse, violence or neglect, or have lost a parent or loved one to homicide.
  • Dear Santa allows the nominated child to choose their own gift (worth up to £50) which is placed on our unique Amazon Smile Wish List for public donation.
  • Embrace CVOC will wrap and deliver your gift in time for Christmas Day.
  • 100% of your donation goes to your chosen victim.

11 December 2018 Dear Santa update:

To ensure no child will be left disappointed this Christmas, Embrace has purchased some requested gifts where these were low on stock or otherwise difficult to source. If you are unable to find a suitable gift to purchase directly via our wish-lists, we welcome donations via our JustGiving page . Your generosity this Christmas will ensure we can support even more children in need throughout the year.

You can purchase a gift for a child victim of crime directly from Amazon Smile.

Simply select the wish-list for your area. Here you’ll find a list of Dear Santa gifts together with details of the recipients, for example their age, the region they come from and the crime.

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     Pick a Dear Santa wish-list based on where you live

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     Choose a child’s gift and buy direct from Amazon

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     Leave details to request a Certificate of Appreciation

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     Embrace CVOC Elves will wrap the gift

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     Santa will deliver it in time for Christmas Day!

North Wish List

Scotland, Northern Ireland, Cheshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, Northumbria, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire.

Midlands Wish List

Derbyshire, Dyfed-Powys, Gloucestershire, Gwent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, North Wales, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, South Wales, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia, West Midlands

South Wish List

Avon & Somerset, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, London, Devon & Cornwall, Dorset, Essex, Guernsey, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Jersey, Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, Wiltshire.

Amazon Smile gives you the option of making an additional 5% donation to Embrace CVOC which we will use solely to buy supermarket vouchers for families on low incomes, to help the whole family have an extra special Christmas.

BUY A FAMILY A CHRISTMAS DINNER

You can also help the families of our child victims this Christmas by donating to Embrace to buy supermarket vouchers for a Christmas Dinner.

Donate: £10, £25, £50 – Or any amount you can spare this festive period.

Please ensure to leave reference FOOD VOUCHERS in the box provided.

How to nominate

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Form submission

Seek parental consent (or individual consent if aged 18) and fill out our online Refer Now form, making sure to choose ‘Dear Santa 2019’ in the drop-down menu. Ensure all fields are completed.

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Verification

Tell us what gift or vouchers the child would like to receive with a value of between £25 and £50. Due to the large number of referrals, we can only fund a single gift – not multiple gifts to the same value.

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Add to wish list

From September, we will place the chosen gift on our unique Dear Santa 2019 Amazon Smile wish list and drive public donations.

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Deliver

We’ll wrap the gift (and supermarket vouchers if needed) for Santa to deliver in time for Christmas Day.

Please be assured that all information is treated in the strictest confidence and personal data managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GCPR) using the secure third sector information management software Charitylog.

We are now accepting nominations

Do you work for a statutory agency or charity and know of child or children who would benefit from a surprise gift of their choice this Christmas?

Now, and through to Monday December 10, Embrace CVOC is seeking nominations for Dear Santa 2018.

We will accept nominations for any crime type but, as a guide, previous nominations have included children who have suffered violence, sexual abuse and exploitation (including online crime), bereavement through homicide in all its forms or who have witnessed violence in the home.

Nominate now

Nominate a child or children affected by crime for a Dear Santa gift and we will do the rest.

Please be assured that all information is treated in the strictest confidence and personal data managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GCPR) using the secure third sector information management software charitylog.

To nominate a child:

Nominations for Dear Santa 2018 are now closed

Nominations for Dear Santa 2018 closed at 12 noon on Monday December 10.

This is to ensure requested gifts can be purchased, delivered to Embrace for wrapping and redelivered to the child in time for Christmas Day.

Please browse our website for details of other support services available.

If you would like to refer a child for other support please complete the refer now form.

Support Dear Santa 2019

Last year, thanks to your support and the generosity of strangers, we delivered presents to more than 1000 children across the UK.
Help us offer support to even more children recovering from the trauma of serious crime:

SPREAD THE WORD

Tell friends, family and colleagues about #DearSanta2019 – encourage them to refer/donate.

GET SOCIAL

Share our #DearSanta2019 appeal with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, adding your personal support for the campaign.

GROUP FUNDRAISER

Office bake sale? Pub quiz? Alternative leaving gift? Dear Santa is a great way for people to come together to help children less fortunate in the local area.

ONLINE DONATION

Every penny counts. If you don’t have the time to purchase a gift directly, we’re happy to do this for you.

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Dear Santa 2019 – Frequently Asked Questions

Dear Santa 2019 is the seasonal fund-raising initiative delivered by Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) to generate longed-for Christmas gifts for children and young people aged 18 and under who have suffered trauma through crime – either as victims or witnesses – and are from low income families.

In 2019, we aim to fund enough presents to provide Christmas cheer to at least 3,000 young victims right across the UK, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Where needed, we will also provide supermarket vouchers for Christmas trimmings to allow the whole family to build special memories.

During the autumn, Embrace CVOC will collaborate with statutory agencies – such as the police and safeguarding workers – to seek suitable nominations.

On Monday October 15, we will launch the public campaign online and in the media asking people to ‘buy an extra gift for a child victim of crime when you shop online’ this Christmas, using the #DearSanta2019 hash-tag.

Donors can choose the gift and recipient from our unique Amazon Smile wish-list and these will all be delivered to the Embrace grotto for wrapping and delivery in time for the big day.

Where donor contact details are made available, they will receive an Embrace CVOC Certificate of Appreciation for their donation (or recipient of their choice if the donation is made on behalf of a friend/family member as a Christmas gift) and a personal thank you note from the child or family where possible.

Dear Santa is open for nominations from Monday September 10 through to Monday December 10 from representatives from statutory agencies or charities who work with children and young people who have suffered trauma through crime – either as victims or witnesses of crime. You will need to obtain parental or individual consent (for those aged 18) to share their personal information in advance. For further information on how to nominate please Click Here

Embrace CVOC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of any personal information we receives. All information shared with us is managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) order. We use the secure platform charitylog for information management.

You will need to seek the express parental consent (for children aged 17 and below) or individual consent (for those aged 18) to nominate a child for Dear Santa 2019 and to share relevant information with Embrace CVOC.

Yes. Although we tend to receive nominations for more serious crime such as violence (including domestic abuse and neglect), sexual violence and exploitation, homicide in all its forms. We expect professionals to make their own judgement on this.

Not necessarily but our work targets children who have suffered trauma and require on-going support to help heal.

We can take self-referrals in some situations. However, to ensure our funds target those in need, we will always need to verify the victim/crime is genuine.

Yes but please make sure to fill out a separate referral form for each child.

Embrace will be pleased to help. Please e-mail info@emnbracecvoc.org.uk with details and we can discuss with you how best we can provide support.

That great! We’re always on the look out for more volunteers and fund-raisers. Money raised in one place (eg a county, or London borough) is ring-fenced by Embrace CVOC to help young victims of crime in that area – so you can be confident your work is contributing directly to help young people in your community. For information on how you can get involved visit our What You Can Do page.

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