In the aftermath of the tragic incident at the East Croydon Station, Victim Support is reaching out to offer their free services which can be mobilised immediately in the community to help victims and witnesses cope and recover from their experiences.
- The Ministry of Justice commissions the Homicide Service, which supports families bereaved by homicide and can advocate on their behalf
- The London Victim and Witness Service (LVWS) can provide practical and emotional support to any adult witnesses of the incident through an allocated, named caseworker. They can be supported through to giving evidence at court should that be required.
- The Children & Young People’s Support Service (CYP Service) can provide trauma-informed practical and emotional support to any young victims and witnesses of the incident. They can also be supported through to giving evidence at court should that be required.
The Children & Young People Service was recently highly praised for support work undertaken with young witnesses to the homicide of Baptista Adjei in Newham. This element of the service is provided by specially trained Youth Advocates and the role is designed to respond to serious incidents such as the one at East Croydon on a pan-London basis.
LVWS, the CYP Service and the Youth Advocates are funded by the Mayor of London through MOPAC.
This service will be of interest to the Croydon community so please spread the word so that those who need it can access the service.
Details of the help and support plus contacts for Victim Support locally can be found here.
To contact Victim Support’s You & Co service locally, call 0808 168 9291. to text, add 18001 before the number.
Download a leaflet here CYP folded leaflet.