Vulnerable victims

Date published: 12 August 2022 11:13

How do we support vulnerable victims?

Our role is not only about responding to crime; it’s also about protecting vulnerable people within communities. A vulnerable adult is an adult who has needs for care and support and is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect and are unable to protect him or herself.

Along with our partner agencies, we give an enhanced service to vulnerable people who have been a victim of more than one crime or incident within a twelve-month period.

This multi-agency approach will ensure that if you are identified as a vulnerable victim, you will receive the correct care and support.

If you feel you are a vulnerable victim or know someone who is vulnerable and you believe they are a victim of crime or antisocial behaviour, report it to us by calling 101 for non-emergencies or 999 in an emergency.