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Staying Safe

Below are some agencies you can turn to for advice and support on staying safe - this is not only for physical safety, but also online safety and bullying. Victim support offer a range of services to help you cope with the aftermath of a crime and Think Safe, Team Up offers advice on how you can keep yourself safe and where to find help if you need it.

Victim Support

Have you been affected by crime?

Victim SupportCrime can affect anyone of us whatever our age, but Victim Support, a national charity, recognises that young people are at an increased risk. They are completely independent of the police and other authorities and invite young people affected by crime to come to them for free confidential support. They will support you whether or not you want to report the crime.

More Information on Victim Support

Dealing with crime can be very difficult. That's where Victim Support can help.

Victim Support can provide a free and confidential service for:

  • emotional support
  • practical help and advocacy
  • crime prevention advice
  • personal alarms
  • criminal injuries compensation information and much more

You don't need to tell the police, your parents or your friends but you can tell us and we'll support you.

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The Hide Out - Say no to domestic violence

Women's Aid have created this a website to help young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

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Emergency Duty Social Work Team

  • serious and urgent difficulties with children and young people
  • child protection issues
  • urgent concerns about a person with a physical or a sensory disability
  • people with severe learning difficulties or mental health problems who are in crisis
  • necessary action under the Mental Health Act

If you have an urgent problem when offices are closed, Haringey has an 'out of hours' service for emergencies. An emergency is considered to be something that cannot wait until the next working day when the full range of services will be available.

To contact the Emergency Duty Social Work Team call 020 8348 3148

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Metropolitan police and young people - Think safe, team up

Think safe, team upA website for young people living in, going to school in and visiting London. The site gives you tips on how to stay safe and where to get help from if you need it. You can also find out about joining a neighbourhood panel where you can have your say about the things that concern you in your local community

Find out more visit Think safe, team up website (external link)

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Report crime online

keyboardThis service can be used for reporting certain types of crime, including:

  • Theft - excluding:
    • Robbery (where you or the person you are reporting for was subjected to violence or the threat of violence.
    • Burglary (a building has been broken into).
  • Criminal damage
  • Theft from a motor vehicle
  • Criminal damage to a motor vehicle
  • Hate crimes and hate incidents

Please note: do not report Road Traffic Accidents, collisions or lost property on this site.

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