Routes to Help
Anyone can make a referral to SAFE! or self-refer themselves to the project if the young person is based in the Thames Valley. We have documents for people which provide information about the organisation, how we work, plus our referral and consent forms. These can be downloaded from the following links:
Being hurt by crime can be tough. You might be coping with difficult feelings such as being angry, frightened, upset or guilty. You might want someone to talk to who will not judge you.
Our Support Worker will:
- Listen to you, and help you think about what you might want to do next
- Give you space to talk about what happened and what you're going through
- Help you think about keeping safe
- Give you information about reporting a crime and what might happen if you do report.
- Give you information about who else might be able to help you
The details of what you say will remain confidential between our Project Worker and you UNLESS there may be things that you want us to share with other people. If you or someone else is in danger, then we may have to talk to someone outside our project. We wouldn't do anything without talking to you first.
It is up to you how much or how little support you get from us. You are free to drop out of the project whenever you like.
IN AN EMERGENCY
If you or someone else is in immediate danger please contact the police on 999.
GETTING IMMEDIATE SUPPORT
If you need immediate support please contact ChildLine by visiting their website or calling their helpline on 0800 11 11.
OUT OF AREA SUPPORT
If you live outside of the Thames Valley, you may still be able to get help. To find out what's available in your area you could:
- Contact the police on their non-emergency contact number 101 which will put you through to your local police station
- Visit the Ministry of Justice's search tool for victims of crime for a local support agency. The search tool can be found here
- Find your local Victim Support group by visiting their website or by calling 0845 30 30 900
If you have any problems finding appropriate support in your area please email or phone SAFE! on 01865 582495 and we shall try our best to find the appropriate service for you.