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Support services for victims - Signpost

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Signpost is an innovative approach to supporting those affected by crime in Bedfordshire, putting victims at the heart of everything we do. The hub offers free and confidential support to anyone affected by crime, whether it has been reported to the police or not. This includes victims themselves, bereaved relatives, parents or guardians of victims under 18.

When you report a crime to the police you will be asked a few questions to find out how you have been affected by the crime and your personal circumstances, to see if there is any additional support that you might need. We will use this information to decide the best way to support you. We may contact you by phone or in writing.

One of our skilled Victim Care Coordinators will be able to identify the help you might need and what local support is available. If needed, we can support you through any proceedings at Magistrates’ or Crown Court.

We will also talk to you about the benefits of restorative justice, which can give you the opportunity to tell the offender about the real impact the crime they committed has had on you.

The service is free and available to anyone who has been affected by a crime irrespective of where and when the crime occurred or if it has been reported to police.

Visit the Signpost website (opnes in new window)for further information . 

During the coronavirus lockdown, we would like to reassure you that our support to you will remain in place throughout this period. 

If you need our support please contact 0800 0282887 and leave a message, email or complete the self-referral form found within the contact us (opnes in new window)section and we will be in touch.

Freephone: 0800 0282 887

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm

Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Closed bank holidays. Out of hours you can leave a voicemail and we will call back.

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