Support for Crime Victims in Bedfordshire
Support for Crime Victims in Bedfordshire
Support for Crime Victims in Bedfordshire
Support for Crime Victims in Bedfordshire
  Call Services for Bedfordshire on 0800 0282 887
Burglary, Theft and Robbery

Burglary and theft are two of the most common types of crime. A burglary is defined as when someone breaks into a building/property with the intention of stealing or committing unlawful damage. Theft does not have to involve breaking into a property but it too is a criminal act; in which property belonging to another is taken without that person's consent.
The impact of burglaries and theft varies from person to person and is not just limited to financial loss. Sometimes, nothing has been stolen but the thought of a stranger having been in their home is extremely distressing and this can significantly impact a person’s sense of security, safety and emotional well-being. Robbery is the taking of money or goods in the possession of another, by force or intimidation.
 
If your home has been burgled, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the impact;

  1. Obtain a crime reference number from the police to make any claim on your home insurance.

  2. If you live in rented housing, inform the council or your landlord as soon as possible about any repairs you need.

  3. Inform relevant departments if important documents such as bank cards, driving license or passports have been stolen so as to avoid they can try to prevent any fraudulent activity or further theft.

  4. Adopt low cost ways of securing your home for the future, such as leaving a light or the radio on when the property is vacant.

 
How we can help…

The Signpost Hub is made up of skilled Victim Care Coordinators who provide a range of practical and emotional support. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Providing advice and information about home security

  • Provide low cost preventative devices – dependent on individual circumstances

  • Put you in touch with specialist organisations to assess and improve your home security

  • Assistance in dealing with other agencies such as the Police or Housing departments

  • Emotional support to help cope with the effects of burglary/theft

 

Have a look at our Staying Safe page for more tips on protecting yourself and your property.

You can contact us by calling our Freephone number on 0800 0282 887 or emailing us at info@signpostforbedfordshire.com . The crime does not have to be reported to Police nor is there a time limit on how long ago the crime occurred to access the Signpost Hub services.

 

Local Listings
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Supporting Victims of Crime
National Listings
Crimestoppers Crimestoppers
Crimestoppers
Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping police locate criminals and solve crimes through anonymous reporting. The site also provides crime prevention advice for a number of crimes.
Immobilise Immobilise
Immobilise
Immobilise is a free service which allows the public or business to register their possessions or company assets. The online checking service is used regularly by UK police to trace an owner’s lost and stolen property. The site helps to reduce crime and return property, once recovered, to its rightful owner.
Secured by Design Secured by Design
Secured by Design
Secured by Design is an official police initiative which focusses on design and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks, as well as identifying quality security products and crime prevention projects. The site provides helpful crime prevention tips on how you can protect your home or business against crime. 
There are no national support services for this in our directory

If you are unsure whether you have been a victim of crime, please talk to one of our advisors on 0800 0282 887