SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime

SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime

Charity information

SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime

SAFE! Supports young people in Oxfordshire who have been affected by crime and bullying to help them recover their confidence and sense of safety.

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    SAFE! Supports young people aged 8 to 25 years old in Oxfordshire who have been harmed by crime and bullying, and who are finding it hard to recover from their experience. SAFE! Works to help these young people regain their confidence and sense of safety. They typically feel unsafe in their key environments; their school, town and neighbourhood. Some have become virtual prisoners in their homes.

    Without SAFE! There would not be a support service for young victims in Oxfordshire. Without timely support, an experience of victimisation can lead to further problems for young people including absence from school or work, and post-traumatic stress. Research indicates being harmed can also lead to offending behaviour later on.

    SAFE! Works to break this cycle by promoting long-term resilience and coping skills at a crucial time in young peoples' development. This diminishes their risk of social exclusion, helps to repair their lives and build their potential. SAFE! Provides individually-tailored support to help young people cope with their feelings, to develop strategies to report incidents and to realise that their experience is not their fault.

    In the 2011-2012 financial year SAFE! Provided support to a total of 53 young people through a minimum of 192 sessions. Of the young people referred to the project 42% were assaulted; 25% experienced bullying; 13% had been sexually abused; and 9% had been harassed or threatened.

  • Aims

    SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime aims to:

    • TO RELIEVE THE DISTRESS AND SUFFERING OF CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE UP TO THE AGE OF 25 YEARS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF CRIME BY THE PROVISION OF SUCH SUPPORT AND SERVICES AS THE TRUSTEES MAY DETERMINE.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1143532

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 01865 815 926

    Address: 4640 Kingsgate Cascade Way Oxford Business Park South Oxford OX4 2SU

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