News from members

  • Mayor of London appoints first Victims Commissioner

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has appointed Claire Waxman as the first Victims Commissioner for London to help dramatically improve the experience of victims of crime in the capital, alongside with dedication of  £47m for services in order to better support them over three years . As it is stated in Mayor of Lonodn’s press […]

    News, News from members 16 Jun, 2017

  • Victim support NI receives volunteering quality award

    VSE full member Victim Support NI, the leading charity helping victims and witnesses of crime in Northern Ireland, have achieved the Investing in Volunteers Award, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers.  It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering […]

    News, News from members 14 Jun, 2017

  • Understanding victims of crime – report by Victim Support

    Victim Support England & Wales has published a new report entitled  Understanding Victims of Crime – The impact of the crime and support needs  The report explores similarities and differences in the impact of crime and expressed needs of victims across the main crime types. The report includes a review of existing research, and presents findings from […]

    News, News from members 1 Jun, 2017

  • How to deal with media when you were bereaved or victimised by the attack in Manchester?

    Terrorist attacks are often accompanied by overwhelming media attention. While Media can play an important role in informing the public and spreading checked facts, dealing with the media attention can be stressful and even harmful for the victims. Among many different efforts and activities in order to support victims of recent attacks in Manchester, VSE […]

    News, News from members 24 May, 2017

  • Support to the affected by the terror incident in Manchester Arena

    Victim Support is offering support to anyone who has witnessed or been affected by the terror incident in Manchester Arena yesterday. Their free Supportline is currently running 24/7. Call +448 08 16 89 111 to access support or email their Supportline. Victim Support supports victims and those bereaved by terrorist activity, home and abroad. An emergency number is available for those who […]

    News, News from members 23 May, 2017

  • ICVA’s chairman Kendall Carver received a national award

    Chairman of VSE associate members International Cruise Victims Association (ICVA) Mr. Kendall Carver  received the Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award during the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards ceremony on Friday 7th of April in Washington, D.C. Mr. Carver launched the International Cruise Victims Association Inc. after his daughter mysteriously vanished during an Alaskan cruise in 2004. What […]

    News from members 10 Apr, 2017

  • INAVEM is preparing for changes

    In order to continue the work carried out by the State Secretariat for Victim Assistance after the May 2017 presidential election, Juliette Méadel created a General Secretariat for Victim Assistance, an inter-ministerial administration attached directly to the Prime Minister . Its missions will include: – to coordinate the action of the ministries in the follow-up […]

    News, News from members 27 Mar, 2017

  • Supporting Justice launching the first UK national victim review website

    VSE memeber Supporting Justice is officially launching the first UK national victim review website, named Victims Choice, which will provide information to victims on all the victim services in their area. The site will also allow victims to write reviews and view feedback from past service users to help them choose a provider that suits their […]

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  • Neighbourhood Watch Training – blog from VS Malta

    On Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th March,  Victim Support Malta organised a training on neighbourhood watch, as part of Project WO (Watch Out), funded by the Social Impact Awards. Project WO is a train-the-trainer program which aims to improve knowledge of neighbourhood watch in Malta, equipping local communities with the practical tools to set up […]

    News from members 23 Mar, 2017

  • Bílý kruh bezpečí answered over 8000 calls to 116 006 line

    116 006 answered over 8000 calls VSE members Bílý kruh bezpečí  runs helpline 116 006 in the Czech Republic which operates 24/7. In last two years our helpline answered 8000 phone calls from victims of crime and domestic violence. In 80 % we received phone calls from women. Seminar in the Parliament On the occasion of the European […]

    News, News from members 22 Mar, 2017

  • Overview of the activities of White Circle Croatia

    In recent period, VSE member White Circle Croatia held two public forums, in Solin and Omis, boht as part of ongoing projects. As part of the European Victims’ Day White Circle Croatia have participated in a round table in Zagreb which was organized by Documenta who is leader of a joint project which started in January 2017. – […]

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  • Increase in services at Victim Support Finland

    The number of clients served at Victim Support Finland clearly increased in 2016. Altogether, there were 44 000 client contacts which showed an increase of 24 % from 2015. The number of longer-term support relations was 3600, an increase of 38 % from 2015. The number of individual clients in different services was 8400. The biggest […]

    News, News from members 20 Mar, 2017