SAFETY

Victims feel safe and steps are in place to ensure this

Victims have suffered harm but by becoming a victim they are potentially vulnerable to further harm (repeat victimisation). Some specific types of victim, namely domestic abuse victims and survivors, might inadvertently put themselves in further danger through the nature of their relationship with the offender. Victims should feel confident that those who are supporting them take safety seriously and will protect them from harm as far as possible within the scope of the service. This includes treating their information carefully and observing confidentiality. It also includes ensuring victims can access the service safely. Risks and dangers that victims face, should be identified early on and continually assessed through robust risk assessment.

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