Nest Lancashire campaign to support young victims of crime

The Nest team works with children and young people aged 8 to 18 to provide practical help and advocacy following any type of crime. Support is available even when the crime hasn’t been reported to the police. The campaign will highlight different types of crime with the aim of encouraging young people to contact the… Read More

Nest Lancashire partners with Blackpool Zoo and local businesses to help young victims of crime

Blackpool Zoo along with local catering companies Abbey Catering and Tasty Bites recently came together to support Nest, Lancashire’s victim support services for children and young people. The local businesses organised a day of activities for young people affected by crime, including domestic abuse, exploitation and the Manchester Arena terrorist attack. A group of children… Read More

Manchester Arena attack – One year anniversary

The 22nd of May will mark another year since the attack on Manchester Arena. Anyone who was caught up in the events surrounding Manchester arena that night is likely to have been deeply affected by what they have heard and seen as events unfolded. Many people who didn’t feel they needed support to start with… Read More

Nest Lancashire continues support for young survivors six months on from the Manchester terrorist attack

Today (Wednesday 22 November) marks six months since the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena and Nest, Lancashire’s victim support services for children and young people, continues to offer support to victims. The support service for ten to 18 year olds, delivered by independent charity Victim Support, recently concluded a second series of sessions for… Read More

Have you been affected by the MEN Arena Attack?

If you have been caught up in the attack on the MEN arena in Manchester, we are here to support you. Find out more about how we can help.

Online support for young victims

Nest Lancashire, the support service for young victims of crime, bullying and harassment in Lancashire has launched its website today, 30 September. The website, which can be found at, offers information and guidance to young people aged 10 to 18 who have been left hurt or upset following a crime or incident. Young people can… Read More

Welcome to Nest Lancashire

Being the victim of a crime, or witnessing a crime taking place, can be a truly frightening experience. Nest Lancashire has created this resource as a way to offer help and support when you need it and when you’re ready for it. We have guides and information for many kinds of bullying and harassment, from cyber bullying… Read More

Lewis’ story

Lewis* was referred to Nest Lancashire following ongoing bullying at school which has left him upset and with low confidence. His mum was very concerned that he would struggle with the demands of high school following all of the issues that the bullying had created. Lewis suffered from a poor self-image, confidence issues, and felt…

Megan’s story

Megan* was sexually abused six years ago. She hadn’t told anybody about the sexual abuse until finally finding the courage to speak to a pastoral worker at her school. Megan’s case was investigated and went to court – as a result the person responsible was jailed. The court process was very stressful for Megan and… Read More

Josh’s story

Josh* is 15 and has had to witness years of domestic abuse between his mother and father which has had a hugely damaging effect on his confidence and self-esteem. He suffers from low levels of resilience and struggles to form relationships with others, resulting in him becoming extremely withdrawn and increasingly isolated. His education was… Read More