This page provides information on crimes not covered within specialist areas of the website.
Victims of road crime
Brake is a national road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies through national campaigns, community education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK’s flagship road safety event every November; Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.
Brake's national helpline for victims and those bereaved by road crime is 0808 8000401.
Families of victims of murder/manslaughter
The loss of a loved one, particularly as a result of criminal or violent behaviour of another, can be a devastating and painful experience. Support After Murder & Manslaughter (SAMM) are a national charity that provide support for those that have been bereaved as a result of murder or manslaughter. KnifeCrimes.org is an online knife, gun & gang related information resource providing peer support to families and friends affected by serious violent crime or bereaved as a result of homicide.
Victim Support provide a national homicide service to those affected by murder or manslaughter. The service is offered by the police Family Liaison Officer (known as the FLO) or the Foreign Officer Country Case Worker. A Homicide Case Worker is assigned and a face-to-face meeting is offered. Victim Support offer a broad range of services delivered by compassionate, professional staff and volunteers that are tailored to meet the individual needs of people who has been affected by this crime.
A major part of the homicide service is helping with navigating and knowing what to expect from the criminal justice system, and also providing someone to talk to.