A brand new service aimed at helping young victims of crime has been launched.
The service - Nest Lancashire - provides confidential support and advice for young people who have experienced crime either as a victim or as a witness.
Youngsters aged ten to 18 will benefit from one to one support, group sessions with other young people, access to sports and social activities and help to rebuild their confidence and to feel safe again following an incident.
The service also offers support in reporting a crime and going through the criminal justice system should a case go to court.
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “Being a victim of crime can be a very difficult thing to get over and Nest offers extra comfort and support, particularly to those who may not have family support or struggle to share their ordeal with loved ones. Nest Lancashire will ensure that our young people can access support when they need it in a way that suits them best.”
Young people can text NEST to 60777 or call the local number 0300 111 0323 to get help.Visit the new website offering help, support and advice at www.nestlancashire.org.