Frequently Asked Questions

I am a victim of crime. Do I have to report it?
What if I do not want to report the crime, can I still seek support as a victim?
Can I ask someone else to report it instead?
What happens once a crime has been reported?
Do I have to make a statement?
What help can Victim First provide?
Will anyone else have to know?
Will it cost me anything?
I don’t feel comfortable talking to someone face to face. Can I still get help?
English is not my first language. I am worried I won’t be able to understand
How do I know my details are kept private?
Will my case go to court?
Do I have to hire a solicitor?
Who can I ask for help if my case goes to court?
Will I have to face the defendant in court?