COVID-19 and Victims of Crime
As Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger has responsibility for commissioning services to support victims of crime.
Victims may have suffered domestic abuse, sexual violence, illegal cultural harms, exploitation or any number of offences.
During the Covid-19 crisis, victims may feel even more vulnerable due to isolation and social distancing.
Victims of domestic abuse have been particularly vulnerable as they faced weeks of isoaltion with their abuser during the initial phase of lockdown.
The PCC is committed to making sure agencies can still offer support for those in need while sticking to the latest Government guidance on social distancing. He has contacted each agency personally to ensure they have everything they need to continue through the crisis.
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 websites and social media for the latest service announcements*
Specialist support agencies in Cleveland
Victims of crime
Victim Care and Advice Service
My Sister’s Place
Harbour Support Services
Tel: 0300 4562215
EVA Women’s Aid
24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline – 01642 490677
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Teesside
Arch North East
Illegal cultural harms (honour-based violence, forced marriage and FGM)
The Halo Project
Tel: 01642 683 045
Web: https://www.haloproject.org.uk/ *Live webchat and the out of office hours’ services is now available 7 days a week until 31 October 2020.*
Twitter: @halo project