As Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger has responsibility for commissioning services to support victims in the aftermath of a crime, including victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and illegal cultural harms.
In the unique circumstances of the Covid-19 crisis, victims may feel more vulnerable than ever due to isolation and social distancing measures put in place to slow the spread of the virus. Victims of domestic abuse are particularly vulnerable as they face weeks of isoaltion with their abuser.
The PCC is committed to ensuring that these agencies can still offer support for those in need, whilst adhering to the latest Government guidance on social distancing and has contacted each personally to ensure they have everything they need.
Please contact any of the services below for help and assistance if you need it - they are there to help, virus or not.
*Please check the websites or social media pages of the below agencies for their latest service announcements.
Victims of crime
Victim Care and Advice Service
Opening times: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Tel: 0303 040 1099
My Sister's Place
Tel: 01642 241864
Harbour Support Services
Tel: 03000 20 25 25 (24 hours)
Tel: 0300 4562215
24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline - 0808 2000 247
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Teesside
Tel: 0333 344 8283
Arch North East
Tel: 01642 822331
EVA Women's Aid
Tel: 01642 490677
Illegal cultural harms (honour-based violence, forced marriage and FGM)
The Halo Project
Tel: 01642 683 045
Live webchat is now available on the site 7 days a week in line with the out of office hours service which is also extended and available 7 days a week until 31 October 2020.
Exploitation and Vulnerability
A Way Out
Tel: 01642 655071