The Children and Young People’s (CYP) Service

Support for young victims of crime in London

What is the CYP Service?

We work with any child or young person (under 18) who has been affected by crime.

The crime does not have to have been reported to the police, although they may contact us, with your approval, if it has been reported.

We are part of Victim Support (VS), the national charity for victims and witnesses of crime.

We are an independent charity and will only work with you where we have your consent. If you are aged 13 and above, you may be able to consent to your own support without us speaking to your parent or carer, but, we will need to get their consent if you are under 13.

We work with thousands of young people each year and understand the impact crime can have on children and young people.

What does CYP support look like?

Our trained and friendly caseworkers will work with you on a one-to-one basis, providing support in a confidential space, at a place and time that suits you best.

What our support work with you could include

Meeting you (and your parent) in your community, school or home to talk about what happened and answer any concerns you have after the crime.

Support over the phone

  • Call us on 0808 168 9291 (free) or you can ask your parent or carer to call us if you prefer
  • If you want to talk to us completely anonymously, you can call our Supportline on 08 08 16 89 111 (free)

Agreeing a safety plan

This could include:

  • a personal alarm
  • supporting you through the whole criminal justice process
  • working together with other professionals or referring you to others who can help

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