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
 
If you have been the victim of a crime, your first step is to tell somebody what has happened. We would encourage you to report it to the police, but you can talk to one of the Victim Care Co-ordinators at the Signpost Hub who can talk you through this process.

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 and members of staff where a business has been the subject of a crime.
 
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. The Signpost Hub will use this information to decide the best way to support you.
 
To ensure you get the best service possible the Government has set-up a Victim’s Code.

If you are a victim of crime that took place in England or Wales, you are entitled to support under the Victim’s Code. You are also entitled to support if you are a close relative of somebody who has been killed as result of a crime. Business or enterprises (such as charities) that are victims of a crime are also covered under the code.
The Victim’s Code outlines a set of standards of what all victims are entitled to under the following headings:
Support and information
Reporting the crime
Support and advice
Keeping you informed
Going to court
Being a witness
The verdict
Restorative Justice
Find out more about the Victim’s Code by going to: The Victim's Code of Practice

If you want help but do not want to involve either the police or the courts then please seek advice from the support services listed on this website. No call is wasted – helping and reassuring you is why Signpost to Support is here to help you.
If you are unsure whether you have been a victim of crime, please talk to one of our advisors on 0800 0282 887