Support for victims
We have specialist support available for victims of rape, sexual assault, stalking or harassment.
Sussex Police abides by the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. The Code ensures that victims of crime are treated in a respectful, sensitive and professional manner without discrimination of any kind. They should receive appropriate support to help them, as far as possible, to cope and recover and be protected from re-victimisation.
The gov.uk website has further details about the Code, along with a wealth of other materials that you may find useful.
The Safe Space Sussex website has been set up by the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner to help local citizens deal with the before and after effects of crime.
If you've been a victim of crime or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, Victim Support can help you find the strength to deal with what you've been through.
The Help for Victims database contains the answers to a wide selection of frequently asked questions in relation to people affected by crime, for example, victims and witnesses, including information on the processes they may need to follow throughout an investigation. It offers the facility to submit a question where the relevant information cannot be found, as well as assisting in locating and contacting specialist support agencies for help.
The Making a Victim Personal Statement (VPS) leaflet explains how you can make a statement, what information you might want to include and what will be done with that information.
Our support for witnesses page also contains information you may find useful.