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Victim Support in Croydon

Victim Support (VS) is the independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales. Our specialist teams provide individual, independent, emotional and practical help to enable people to cope and recover from the effects of crime.

We’re not part of the police, the courts or any other criminal justice agency. Our services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.

Last year we offered support to just under one million people. With over 40 years’ experience as the leading independent victims’ charity, we know the impact that crime has on people’s lives and what it takes to help them get their lives back on track.

We work locally to support people affected by crime, and campaign nationally to put their needs first, ensuring that they get the support they need and the respect they deserve. Together, we help people feel safer and find the strength to move forward after crime.

Umbrella org:
Victim Support
Area serviced:
London Borough of Croydon
Telephone:
0808 168 9291 Opt 3 (South London) 020 7801 1777 (Croydon) 0808 16 89 111 (National Supportline)
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Who is it for:
Victims of crime
Disabled access:
Yes
Childcare:
No
Charges:
No
How to apply:
Phone
Train/tube:
The nearest British Rail Train Station is Clapham Junction
Parking:
No
Sector:
Voluntary

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Temporary living quarters provided for public convenience.
Services only available to women.

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