Learn how to offer compassionate support

We know that sometimes conversations with young people can touch on tough topics, like experiences of crime or victimisation. This document is packed with 17 practical tips to help you navigate these delicate discussions with empathy and confidence. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, mentor, or caregiver, this guide is designed to equip you with the tools you need to provide the support and understanding that young victims of crime deserve.

From active listening techniques to creating a safe and non-judgmental space, each tip is crafted to ensure that your response is supportive, respectful, and empowering. We believe that every young person deserves to feel heard, validated, and supported, especially in the aftermath of a traumatic experience.