As a parent or guardian, you may feel angry, worried, upset or afraid if you discover your child has been a victim or witness of crime. You may not have realised something had happened, and finding out your child has been affected by crime can be shocking and difficult to understand.
Just like young people, it’s important for parents to be able to share their concerns and fears too. South Wales Victim Focus can support you as a parent or guardian if your child has been affected by Crime. Our local Victim Focus Teams can work with you and your wider family, support you if your child decides they want to report the crime to the police and put you in touch with other organisations that may be able to help.
Remember, it’s important for your child’s safety to encourage them to talk to a trusted adult about the crime, think through whether to report to the police, and to take steps to make sure they don’t become a victim again.