New service launched to help victims of crime

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A new national information service that’s give crime victims quick and easy access to support has been launched by the Government.

The service will mean, for the first time, that all victims can go to one place for information and advice about what support is available to them, and how to access it.

The new Victims’ Information Service (VIS) includes free online and telephone advice which will signpost victims to local services so that they can get the support they need. This could include emotional support, advocacy services and specialist advice for victims of sexual violence or domestic abuse.

The service is the latest in a series of government measures to help victims.

For more information please visit the Victims’ Information Service website.

Victims in need of more in-depth emotional support can also call Victim Support’s free Supportline from 8pm to 8am on 0808 168 9111, and speak confidentially to specially trained staff and volunteers, or refer themselves securely online at

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