Supporting victims is one of Commissioner Paddy Tipping’s highest priorities. Determined to place their interests and needs first, he has been working to ensure that services are the best they can be.
His vision for services is:
Victims and survivors in Nottinghamshire are resilient and less likely to be re-victimised; empowered to cope and recover from crime and anti-social behaviour by timely and effective victim-centred support from local services, families and communities.
To deliver his vision, Commissioner Tipping has consulted widely with victims, survivors and stakeholders, conducted independent research into the needs of particular groups, developed a Victims’ Strategy and held a nationally significant Domestic Abuse conference. You can find the strategy and read about the Commissioner’s research and consultation HERE.
Having listened to victims, Commissioner Tipping then commissioned a range of services designed to enable victims to cope and recover from crime. He co-commissioned specialist domestic abuse support services with the County Council, City Council and Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Group. You can find out more about these services HERE.
He has also co-commissioned specialist sexual violence and support services with a range of local authority and health agency partners. You can find out more about these HERE.
Victims of hate crime, anti-social behaviour, and other crime are supported by the Commissioner’s Nottinghamshire Victim CARE service, which began on 1 January 2017 and works with local communities to support victims. Nottinghamshire Victim CARE also helps victims considering whether restorative justice can help them.
For a handy list of all victims services please click HERE.
If you have any comments or questions about our victims' work, please contact Nicola Wade on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Domestic Abuse can take many disguises, it doesn't just refer to bruises and broken bones.
Victims of sexual violence require acute specialist help to recover from their traumatic experiences.
Delivered by Catch 22, this integrated, victim-centred support service began on 1st January 2017.
One of the barriers to identifying the risk of hate crime is the fact that this crime remains substantially under-reported.
Children and young people are unfortunately also the victims of crime. This may be fairly minor crime such as theft of a mobile phone or seriouse crime such as child abuse.
Government research shows that restorative justice helps victims to get answers to their questions, aids recovery and helps them to move on with their lives.
When the PCC was elected he made a pledge to ensure that victims of crime are treated as people, not cases.
The Code of Practice for Victims of Crime lists the key entitlements that victims of criminal conduct are entitled to.
If you are a victim then use this section to find out how best to report a crime or to get the right help.