No, we’re completely independent from the Police but they refer people who may need support to us. Our offices are also based at police stations.
No – you can approach Victim Support directly.
Anyone affected by a crime or trauma. That can include family members and witnesses.
Our service is completely free.
Yes, support workers are available at times and locations to suit you.
Yes. We’re happy to talk things through with you.
Yes. Completely confidential.
No, we do not offer professional counselling. Support workers are trained to listen and support. They help you find solutions that work for you. Sometimes this involves referral to a professional counselling service.
No. Our job is to provide you with help and support. We leave it to the Police to examine the details of the incident.
We don’t work directly with children but we can usually suggest to parents or whanau some appropriate organisations that may be able to help.