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Embrace wins national award for outstanding services for young crime victims

We have received a national award for outstanding service from The National Police Chiefs’ Council.

The NPCC made the award to Embrace Child Victims of Crime for the outstanding services we provide for children and young people exposed to crime.

Last year, we supported over 3,000 children, young people and their families across the UK with emotional support and specialist counselling and practical support for families suffering hardship.

We also provide family days out and short breaks through partnerships with Merlin’s Magic Wand and the Principle Trust.

The award states: “This award is to recognise the outstanding service that is consistently and compassionately delivered to those children and young people who are exposed to and/or victims of crime. It is recognition and appreciation for the immense difference that is made to those young people, empowering and enabling them to live their best lives following traumatic events.”

Chief Executive Anne Campbell said: “This was a great surprise and we would like to show our appreciation on behalf of all the children we help. We are very honoured.”
“We pride ourselves in offering a truly flexible service to meet each family’s individual needs.”
“We focus on every child’s individual circumstances and offer often small things like toys, books, and games, which alongside emotional support can make a big difference in helping that family recover from their traumatic experiences and build a brighter, better future. I’d like to thank every member of our team for the part they’ve played in helping us achieve this.”

Many of the children we support have been victims of domestic abuse, sexual and physical abuse, neglect or have lost a parent through homicide.

The National Police Chiefs Council is funded by police forces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as the armed services and some British overseas territories. Every police force is represented in the work of the

NPCC through the Chief Constables’ Council

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