Help & Support
If you’ve been a victim of crime in Sussex, Victim Support will provide you with free, tailored support services whether you’ve reported the crime to the police or not. For help and support please contact:
Tel: 0808 168 9274
Victim Support can also provide information about further specialist support services in your local area.
Safe:Space Sussex is a new website improving direct access to help and support for victims and witnesses of crime in Sussex. The site, developed by the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, provides an online directory of local specialist support services as well as information about different types of crime and what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system, helping to ‘demystify’ the process for people when they may be at their most vulnerable.
Safe:Space Sussex has been built in close consultation with local victims’ services and follows extensive user testing with victims to ensure it meets their needs, whatever stage they have reached in their recovery. Some users may not have reported the crime to the police, some may not even identify that they have been a victim of crime. Regardless of the circumstances, Safe:Space Sussex provides a secure environment where, at the click of a button, people who may be feeling unsafe can find out what local help and support is available to them.
Self Evident App
The free Self Evident app for iPhone and Android, partially funded by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, provides access to victim support services for those who have experienced hate crime, whether you choose to report it to the police or not.
You can also use the Self Evident app to capture, video, audio, photographic and written information. You can store the information to use at a later date, or you can use the app to find support or report it to the Police immediately.
To download the app visit the app store for iPhone or Play Store for Andoid and search 'Self Evident'.