“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 in the Community

We are always happy to attend events and promote our services supporting victims wherever possible across the region. If you have an event that you would like Victims First Northumbria to attend then please get in touch with our Communications and Marketing lead Danni Wylde at danielle.wylde@victimsfirstnorthumbria.org.uk.

Trauma Teddy Scheme

The Trauma Teddy project is a partnership project between Victims First Northumbria and Northumbria Police and was launched in 2017, teddies kindly knitted by members of the community across the region are given as a comforter to young people in distress. Teddies may be given out to a young person who has been a victim or has witnessed a distressing incident such as a road traffic accident, a domestic incident, or after separation from family or friends in a public place. These children will be offered a follow-up call from Victims First Northumbria, to review the young person’s well-being and identify any subsequent support needs.

*Please note some Trauma Teddies may be donated to other Victims First Northumbria or region based initiatives & projects if they are deemed not suitable for Victims First Northumbria’s & Northumbria Police’s Trauma Teddy Project.

If you are interested in contributing to the scheme by making a donation please CLICK HERE to find out more.