Nest Lancashire has been set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, to support young people across the county who have been affected by crime or subjected to bullying, threats or harassment. Young people can talk to us in confidence and all of our services are free of charge. Our aim is to help young people to recover from whatever it is they have experienced. Trained, friendly staff will be able to help any young person to move forward and feel safe again. The service is delivered by Victim Support.
Who is the service for?
Nest Lancashire supports anyone age 5-18 who has been either a victim or a witness of crime or experienced an incident that has left them shaken. It doesn’t matter if the crime or incident hasn’t been reported to the police or if it happened a long time ago.
What support is available?
We provide individual support tailored to young people’s needs. We provide support and information over the phone, in person, via email or by text. We will talk to anyone who needs support to get to know them and decide the best way forward together.
We can offer:
- One-to-one support
- Group sessions with other young people
- Access to sport and other social activities
- Confidence building
- Help to ensure young people can feel safe and secure again
- Support in reporting the crime if someone would like to do so
- Information about young people’s rights as a victim of crime
- Support throughout the process if a case goes to court
How can the service be accessed?
We can be contacted by phone, email, text or through the contact form on this website. Please visit our contact us page for details.