A small national charity that supports children and young people harmed by crime has received a national award for outstanding service.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council has made the award to Peterborough-based Embrace Child Victims of Crime for the outstanding services the charity provides for children and young people exposed to crime.
The award recognised “the outstanding service that is consistently and compassionately delivered to those children and young people who are exposed to and/or victims of crime. It is recognition and appreciation for the immense difference that is made to those young people, empowering and enabling them to live their best lives following traumatic events.”
Anne Campbell, Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, said:
“This was a great surprise and we would like to show our appreciation on behalf of all the children we help. We are very honoured. We pride ourselves in offering a truly flexible service to meet each family’s individual needs.
“We focus on every child’s individual circumstances and offer often small things like toys, books, and games, which alongside emotional support can make a big difference in helping that family recover from their traumatic experiences and build a brighter, better future. I’d like to thank every member of our team for the part they’ve played in helping us achieve this.”
Many of the children Embrace Child Victims of Crime supports have been victims of domestic abuse, sexual and physical abuse, neglect or have lost a parent through homicide.
Last year the charity supported 3,000 children, young people and their families across the UK with emotional and practical support and with family days out and short breaks through partnerships with Merlin’s Magic Wand and the Principle Trust.
To find out more about Embrace Child Victims of Crime, visit embracecvoc.org.uk.