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This paper seeks views on how to provide better emotional and practical support to victims. We want to build on the enormous contribution which is already made by community organisations and tens of thousands of volunteers, many through Victim Support. However, there are a number of ways in which this could be taken forward, through different models of providing Victim Care Units; the paper sets these out. This paper is genuinely consultative. Our objective is to draw on the expertise and experience that many individuals and organisations have in this field, in order to ensure that we meet the needs of victims in the most effective way possible. From our initial analysis we consider that there are real gains to be made through taking a hard look at the way support is currently provided. (excerpt)


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