What Do Victims Want

What Do Victims Want

  • To be safe
  • To be believed, taken seriously and respected
  • Timely and proactive interventions such as routine enquiry and the provision of information
  • Independent advocates to oversee their case and liaise with the different agencies that provide them with support
  • A single person or agency to get help from so that they don't have to keep repeating intimate details of their abuse.
  • Options based on their circumstances explained to them clearly.
  • Contact with other survivors
  • To be kept informed of developments - such as when an abuser is released from a police station and turns up at the child's school
  • Support to cope with the effects of abuse on their children
  • To have their views incorporated into services that are offered to them.