Support for Young Victims and Survivors of Crime in Gwent – CYP

Let us help you…

If something’s happened to you, or you’ve seen a seen a something happen, we can help.  We have lots of ways to help, and you can talk to Gary our Support Worker about these.

He can help you decide what you want to talk about or what you need us to help you do.  He’s lovely, we know you’ll get on really well with him.


What do I do if something happened to me?

Tell someone.  If something has happened to you, it’s really good to tell someone so you can talk about how it made you feel.  You can report it to the police and they can investigate the crime and speak to the person who did it.  We can help you do this if you want us to.

If you don’t want to report it, you could tell someone else.  You could tell your parent, carer, guardian, teacher, support worker, doctor or youth club leader.  They will be able to talk to you and help you.  If you want to speak to us about what happened you can.  We’re here to help you too.

What should I do if I've seen something happen to someone else?

Tell someone.  If you’ve seen something happen to someone else, or you know about something that has happened to someone else, the other person might be worried about telling someone, so you would be helping by telling someone what you saw.

The person it happened to might need someone to talk to, so if someone else knows about it, they would be able to help.

You should talk to someone about how you feel about what you’ve seen too.

Who can I tell or talk to?

There are lots of people who can help.  You could tell your parent, carer, guardian, teacher, support worker, doctor or youth club leader.  They will be able to talk to you and help you.

If you want to speak to us about what happened you can.  We’re here to help you too.  We have a specialist Support Worker called Gary.  He can talk to you about what happened, how you feel about it support you to do things that help you feeling better.

Can I talk about other things?

Yes.  You can talk to Gary about anything and he won’t tell other people the things you talk about unless he’s worried that you or someone else could be hurt.

If he’s worried he might need to tell your parent, carer, guardian, teacher or other support worker or professionals to make sure you and other people are safe, but if he needs to do this, he will always try to talk to you about this first though.  This is because we want to make sure you and other people are safe.

What will Gary do?

Gary can be there to help you.  If there’s anything he can’t do, he’ll help you find someone who can.

Gary can do lots of different things like:

– Listen to you

– Talk to you about how you’re feeling and help you feel better

– Help you feel safer

– Help you build your confidence with activities or games

– Tell you about other people who would be able to help too

– Help you report something to the police or someone else

– Help you understand what happens if you’ve reported something

– and help you with anything else that matters to you.

How can I get help?

There’s lots of ways to get in touch with us.  If you’d like us to contact you, the best way for us to do this is if you tell us how using our online form.  Click the button below and we’ll ask you a few questions.  It doesn’t take very long.

GET IN TOUCH

If you want to speak to us instead, you can call us on 0300 302 3670 or our free-phone number 0800 133 7032.

You can text us on 07860039527 with your name and a message about what you want us to help you with.  If you text us, please tell us that you want to get hold of Gary and he will reply as soon as he can.    Our mobile number is for text messages only.  Please don’t call us on this number because it doesn’t ring.

You can message us on Facebook too.

Who else could I speak to?

There are lots of people who can help.  If you don’t want to speak to Gary, or your parent, carer, guardian, teacher or anyone else you know, Childline can help.  They help people 18 years old and younger and you can contact them on their website, by email, through their message boards or by calling them.

Childline – 0800 1111 (yep, that’s the whole number)