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What We Do

Embrace Child Victims of Crime changes lives.

We help children and young people who have suffered trauma after witnessing or being a victim of domestic violence, sexual abuse, neglect and other serious crime. Some are struggling to cope with the death of a parent lost through serious crime.

We help them rebuild their lives by providing a range of support services that are right for them.


S Specialist emotional support – counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy.

U Understanding their individual circumstances

P Practical help through Alfie’s Fund

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

O On-line support via webchat, text, 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 make smiles after sadness

Support where it is needed

Embrace provides four distinct areas of support for children, young people and family members..


Straightforward practical support has included paying for school uniform after a bullied child was forced to move home and providing music lessons for a withdrawn teenager who’d been assaulted.


We’ve built a network of counsellors and partnered with Relate too, so Embrace can provide specialist support for young people traumatised by crime. We’ve also developed a family focused approach in this area of our work.


Embrace representatives working within dedicated Victims’ Hubs give us the opportunity to reach out directly to families and children affected by crime and tailor our emotional support, advice and guidance to exactly what’s needed.


Sometimes a family break can make all the di erence. Theme park days and Disney residential holidays have been shown to substantially help the healing process for children and families a icted by serious crime.

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 Are you a Qualified Counsellor?

If you are a trained therapist/counsellor and either registered or affiliated to one of the recognised professional bodies in the UK and have a valid vetting certificate in place, we’d like to here from you.

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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.

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