Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Immediate support for victims and families

In 2018 we supported 2860 young victims, the majority of whom were referred to us from the police; Family Liaison Officers, Child Protection Officers, Victims’ Hubs and Sexual Abuse Referral Centres. This project will cover Greater London with a focus on knife crime/serious violence.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166103)

Campaign target

£36,900

Amount raised

£26,244

Donations

26

Championed by The Childhood Trust

Situation

Over 700,000 children between 10 and 15 are victims of reported serious crime each year. To date we have helped over 16,000 child victims of crime and their families, Almost 50% of referrals to Embrace relate to sexual abuse or assault. Domestic violence accounts for nearly 16% of our beneficiaries. Meanwhile, serious violent crime, including knife crime is on the increase, particularly in London with an increase of 26 offences per 100,000 population in 2017/18 (compared to 2016/17)

Solution

Our combination of practical, emotional and specialist support, delivered through a London-based Co-ordinator will respond to the immediate need of young victims of serious crime, and offer additional support/guidance to their families. Our team can refer young victims/families for specialist counselling, engage local support organisations and create a bespoke package of support for each case.