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What We Do

Embrace Child Victims of Crime changes lives

Everything we do aims to help children, young people and their families recover from their experiences of crime.

We provide face-to-face emotional support and counselling in schools to children who’ve witnessed or been victims of crime.

We provide telephone and online emotional support to help young people understand their feelings, rebuild their self confidence and self esteem.

We give practical support to help families, whose lives have been devastated by crime, get back on their feet. We provide every day essentials from food and clothing vouchers to books, toys, mobile phones and tablets.

We tailor our support to meet the needs of your child and your family.

Who do we help?

We help families affected by all crimes including:

Domestic violence
Sexual abuse
Neglect and child abuse
Violence and other serious crime
The death of a parent, brother, sister or other close family member killed by serious crime.

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We help families rebuild their lives by providing a range of support services to meet their needs.

We provide: 

S Specialist emotional support – cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling and emotional support

U Unique support tailored to meet each child and family’s individual needs. Providing the right services at the right time to help them heal.

P Practical help through Alfie’s Hardship Fund – from food and clothing vouchers to mobile phones, tablets and toys.

P Providing opportunities for happy memories – theme park days out, short breaks

O On-line support via webchat, email, Instagram and Facebook

R Referrals from police, teachers, safeguarding professionals and families and children

T Toy bank – new toys for cash-strapped families to give children a reason to smile again after their hurt and sadness

Refer a child

We don’t believe any child needing specialist help should have to go on a waiting list.

We always carry out an initial assessment for counselling referrals and, where appropriate, will match those in need of help with specialist young people and family counsellors.

To make a referral, please complete our online referral form by clicking on the button below.

Alternatively you can contact us by telephone or email for advice before submitting a referral. We aim to respond in most cases within 48 hours. Urgent referrals will be prioritised.