Registered Charity No. 1164578
“Whoever the victim, and whatever the crime, we will always put them first and give the best possible support, care and advice”

In the lead up to Christmas we are highlighting some of the important services we work closely with as well as passing some tips on how to stay safe this festive period! Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages each day to find out more.

Victims First Northumbria is an independent victim referral service and registered charity.

We put victims of crime at the heart of our service ensuring they are given help and support to cope and recover from the difficult experience they have faced.

We understand the different needs required by people using the service. Some may have suffered deep psychological or emotional trauma; some may be vulnerable or suffer from a particular disability; people from particular ethnic groups may need culturally sympathetic support; people of different ages will have different needs to each other; some cases are more complex than others.

Whoever the victim, and whatever the crime, we will always put them first and give the best possible support, care and advice.

Contact Victims First Northumbria by calling 0800 011 3116 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm) or contact us here

To find out about your rights and entitlements as a victim of crime you can look at the Victims Code of Practice leaflet published by the Ministry of Justice.

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  • Victims First Northumbria lead the way for Restorative Justice
    https://victimsfirstnorthumbria.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lumen5-video-1.mp4 This week Victims First Northumbria (VFN) will be supporting International Restorative Justice Week to highlight its role in helping victims recover from their experience of crime.   As part of the work they carry out, VFN and a victim, Joan (not her real name), wanted to share Joan’s story to show the benefits the... Read more
  • Fundraising for Victims First Northumbria
    In the last few months we have been so grateful to have had many people getting in touch to ask how they can raise money for our service to help us provide the best support possible to victims of crime. We have had hikes, bike rides, Great North Run entries, someone even requested money for... Read more
  • Victims First Northumbria launch their Enhanced Service Model
    https://victimsfirstnorthumbria.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/lumen5-video.mp4   On the 5th November 2018, VFN were  excited to announce the launch of their Enhanced Service.  This will mean that victims and witnesses who are vulnerable, intimidated and persistently targeted will receive even greater support. This will include : *First contact within 48 hours and then fortnightly contact with the victim as agreed with... Read more

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