But anyone affected by crime can contact us directly if they want to – you don’t need to talk to the police to get our help.
You can contact us by: If English is not your first language and you would like some support, call our Supportline and let us know which language you speak, and we will call you back with an interpreter as soon as possible.
If you’re a child or young person under 18 and are looking for support, visit our You & Co website, where we have lots of information and tips specifically for children and young people.
A burglary is when someone breaks into a building with the intention of stealing, hurting someone or committing unlawful damage.
We also welcome calls via Next Generation Text on 18001 08 08 16 89 111.
Some people blame themselves if they forgot to secure a window or door, or if they were tricked by the burglar, but it’s important to remember that it’s not your fault.A lot of people think stalking is something that just happens to celebrities, but the reality is that it can happen to anyone.Stalking can be defined as persistent and unwanted attention that makes you feel pestered and harassed.Sometimes the problem can build up slowly and it can take a while for you to realise you are caught up in an ongoing campaign of abuse.The problem isn’t always ‘physical’ — stalking can affect you psychologically as well.These messages, photos, and images are then often being further disseminated through email and internet-based social networking websites well beyond their original intended recipients.Sending or receiving a sexually suggestive image or text under the age of 18 is a crime and is considered child pornography and can result in criminal charges.But however you’ve been affected by burglary, Victim Support can help.For information on protecting your home from burglars, take a look at our safety tips.It isn't always a one-off event — some people may be burgled several times, or be affected by other crimes as well, such as harassment or hate crime.The impact of burglary isn’t just financial; it can also have a significant impact on your emotional well-being and sense of security.