Victim Support

If you have been a victim of crime, and feel that you need some help, Victim Support is the organisation you should contact. Follow these links to learn more.
About Victim Support
Victim Support Poster
Victim Support – My Support Space Promotion
Victim Support Scammers and Fraudsters for Individuals
Victim Support Scammers and Fraudsters for Groups

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Every day, the NSPCC works to protect children and prevent abuse and strives to make child abuse a thing of the past. Follow this link to the NSPCC web site.
National Society for The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children

Active Citizens

Essex Police are currently looking for “active citizen” volunteers to assist local neighbourhood policing officers in Essex. We are looking for citizens who will deploy with police officers and police community support officers on foot in the community on crime reduction initiatives. The aim is to help reassure residents, provide crime prevention advice, engagement work opportunities, and importantly – be a high visible deterrent.
Active Citizens

Restorative Justice and Mediation Service

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Essex is currently recruiting volunteers to be part of our exciting new pilot project which allows victims of crime to confront their perpetrators. Interested in volunteering? For more information, follow this link.
Restorative Justice and Mediation Service

The Herbert Protocol and Adult at Risk Form

Caring for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be challenging. There’s a risk they can at some point start to ‘walk about’. This may only be into the garden or street for a short time, but some people can get lost and go missing. So planning ahead to keep them safe is really important.

What is the Herbert Protocol?
The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in. It contains a list of information to help the police if the person goes missing, including:

  • Medication required;
  • Mobile numbers;
  • Places previously located;
  • A recent photograph.

You’ll find a leaflet and the form below. Keeping a completed form saves the worry of trying to recall the information during the stressful time of someone going missing. It also saves time for the police, allowing the search to start sooner. The initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia. He died whilst ‘missing’, trying to find his childhood home.
Herbert Protocol Leaflet
Herbert Protocol Form

The Youth Enquiry Service

If you are a young person facing homelessness and need housing advice, if you are having family problems, if you are feeling low, depressed or suicidal, if you need advice about debts or would like to check you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to, if you are teenager and are pregnant, if you are a young family who needs support, or if you need a CV, training or work advice, then y.e.s. can help you. Y.E.S is the Youth Enquiry Service for Colchester and Tendring and provides a confidential, non-judgemental and informal service for young people between the ages of 11 and 25 within Colchester and Tendring, who are facing difficulties in their lives. You can call y.e.s on 01206 710771 or follow this link to their web site.
Youth Enquiry Service Web Site

Trading Standards

Rogue Traders, and other organisations or individuals who conduct unfair business practice, are the focus of Trading Standards. These links take you to a comprehensive description of what Trading Standards is about and to the web site.
Essex Trading Standards
Essex Trading Standards Web Site

Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you think you have, or have been, a victim of fraud then follow this link for advice.
Action Fraud Police UK

Community Agents Essex

Click here for an explanation of the services Community Agents Essex offer to older people who are becoming isolated, frail or vulnerable.
Community Agents Essex