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SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime

SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime (“SAFE!”) supports young people aged between 8 and 25 in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire who have been victims of crime and bullying and who are finding it hard to recover from their experiences. The crimes experienced by young people referred to the project can include bullying, robbery, hate crimes, sexual assaults, violent offences, or witnessing domestic violence. These young people report feeling unsafe in their key environments (their home, school, town and/or neighbourhood) and some have become virtual prisoners in their homes. SAFE! works with them to help them to feel safe again, recover their confidence and develop their resilience.

Who to contact

0800 1337938

Where to go


SAFE! provides direct support to young people aged 8 to 25 in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire who have become victims of crime. Self-employed Project Workers offer up to 6 sessions of individual targeted support to young people at a place they choose (typically at home, school or youth/ community centre), using protective behaviours and restorative approaches to aid them in their recovery. The service is completly free of charge.

Other Details


Age Ranges
8 to 25 years
Referral required
Referral Details

We accept referrals for any young person between the ages of 8-25 years who is dealing with the effects of crime or similar incident. Referrals should be sent to our main email

You must first check with the young person that they are happy for you to refer them. The young person may be the direct victim or may be struggling after witnessing a crime against someone else. We can support young victims at any point, whether the crime is reported or not, pre-trial or post-trial…etc. 

We accept referrals from a range of different professionals and agencies. Individuals can self refer or parents can refer their child/ young person to the service.

Referral forms are available on our website


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.