Reporting a crime, the police investigation, going to court, and after an offender is sentenced.
Read about the support you should get as your case progresses, from making a Victim Personal Statement to extra help in court.
Getting specialist help after a crime
Everyone is entitled to support after a crime. In some situations you might need specialist support.
Both victim and offender take part in this process, which can help repair the harm done by a crime.
You may be able to claim compensation or apply for benefit payments if you've been affected by a crime.
Find out how to complain if you're unhappy with the way you're treated by a service that's supporting you after a crime.