We’ve been supporting people since 1996

Safer Communities is a registered charity and a not-for-profit organisation.

We can help you with Victim Services and Restorative Justice 

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We work in partnership to make communities safer, support victims of crime and create opportunities to change people’s lives for the better.

We work in partnership to make <strong>communities safer, support victims of crime</strong> and <strong>create opportunities</strong> to change people’s lives for the better.  featured image
Victim Care and Advice Service featured imageVictim Care and Advice Service

VCAS is available to all victims of crime who feel they would benefit from some additional support.

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Restorative Cleveland delivers restorative justice services throughout Cleveland for victims of crime.

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Who we’ve helped before
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£5-10 billion lost to scams by UK residents each year

Friends Against Scams

Safer Communties is an official partner in the delivery of Friends Against Scams awareness sessions.  We educate people how they can learn about the different types of scams and how to spot and support themselves and others.  With increased knowledge and awareness, people can make scams part of everyday conversation with their family, friends and neighbours, which will enable them to protect themselves and others.

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24 hour Crisis intervention and support

SARC North East

SARC North East – provided a 24/7 service at four centres across the region in Teesside, Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle, to anyone who had experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse. Our specialist staff provided support following recent and non-recent sexual assault, providing adice to both patients and police and provided acute forensic examination.

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81% reduction This unique approach has seen an average 81% reduction in contact with services

Community Peer Mentors

Community Peer Mentors are motivated and enthusiastic volunteers from the local community who support vulnerable, isolated people affected by significant life-changing events, whether they are victims, survivors, perpetrators, or those who’ve fallen through the cracks in society. Safer Communities delivered the programme across Durham and Darlington on behalf of the Police Crime and Commissioner from 2015 to 2020.

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We provide services and programmes dedicated to making communities safer.

Our aim is to be a centre of excellence in community safety, and we are dedicated to improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community. We pride ourselves on providing high quality support, interventions and programmes that deliver significant and life changing difference for people who engage in our services.

Flexibility and innovation

We're responsive and flexible to suit the evolving needs of our partners and the community.

Equality, diversity and accessibility

We're committed to operating as an inclusive organisation and service.

Quality of service

We're committed to continuous improvement and always evolving to provide the highest quality and cost-effective service.

Partnership working is key in creating safe and sustainable communities.

We continuously explore ways we can support organisations, groups and individuals to help reduce crime, and the fear of it, building community resilience  to keep people safe.