Suffolk Support Services

On this page, you will find local resources designed to support families caring for victims of sexual or violent crimes in Suffolk.

Victim Support help anyone affected by crime – the victim, friends and family or others involved. You can get help at anytime regardless of when the crime took place. Victim Support help you to:

  1. Feel safe and secure.
  2. Understand your rights and services you’re entitled to.
  3. Explore ways to cope.
  4. Connect you to support networks.

Restorative Justice is a victim centred approach bringing those harmed or affected by crime and those responsible into communication. It gives those involved in crime a chance to explain/hear the impact of the harm caused through safe communication, support and encouragement. Victims can explain how it made them feel, describe the consequences, ask questions, receive an explanation and seek an apology if they wish. Offenders can take responsibility for their actions, offer an explanation and take steps to repair the harm.

Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care System provide tailored, expert, trauma-informed support to those who have experienced trauma or abuse.

Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care is a free, confidential support service specifically designed to help victims and witnesses of crime.

Suffolk Domestic Abuse Helpline offer support advice and action in relation to domestic abuse. They can help survivors and also if you are concerned about a friend or family member or need advice.

Alumah offer a place of safety to domestic abuse victims. They work with individuals of all genders aged 12 years upwards; working closely with partner agencies to support and educate victims and survivors who have experienced relationship abuse.

Lighthouse is a Suffolk based charity that supports women, young people and children who are affected by domestic abuse.

Anglia Care Trust encourage people to achieve their full potential, whatever their circumstances, by providing a range of high-quality advice, guidance and support services, delivered by skilled and knowledgeable personnel.

Compassion supports all victims of domestic abuse, both current and historic, providing information/ advice and a range of support services over the phone, online and face to face.

Brave Futures is a specialist support service for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse.

Suffolk Mind works across the Mental Health Continuum, from wellbeing to ‘severe and enduring’ mental ill-health, providing support and information for everyone.

Suffolk Family Carers support parent carers, adult carers, young carers and carers from the Armed Forces. They provide carers assessments, carers support and training, as well as advice and guidance for people providing unpaid care in Suffolk.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS, provides a service for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.

Here is information, advice and services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Suffolk.

The Ferns is Suffolk’s sexual assault and referral service. You can contact them 24 hours a day, seven days a week for advice and guidance on your options.

Services are available to those who have chosen to report to police and those who choose not to.

SiT supports all genders who have experienced sexual abuse in childhood, through a range of trauma informed, psycho-educational activities including one to one and group therapy, counselling, advocacy, research and training to become empowered and improve self esteem and resilience.