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”

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 – 8pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm) 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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  • Celebrating Services to Victims Award
    We are proud to announce that Victims First Northumbria was shortlisted for a national award by Baroness Newlove, the Victims Commissioner. On Friday 20th October 2017, VFN was awarded the National Runners Up Award in the category Outstanding Services to Victims and Witnesses
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  • VFN and Northumbria Police launch ‘Trauma Teddies’ scheme
    Officers in Newcastle are taking steps to comfort young children they meet during their daily patrols - which will see them carry teddy bears in their cars. We have been working with charity Victims First Northumbria to arm officers in Central Area Command with the cuddly 'Trauma Teddies'. The hand knitted cuddly toys will be... Read more

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