Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Embrace Child Victims of Crime – our charity partner

Children’s charity Embrace Child Victims of Crime (CVOC) delivers much-needed support to young people right across the UK whose lives have been impacted by serious crime.

British APCO will be supporting Embrace CVOC as our chosen charity, working with them to generate awareness, funding and advocacy, so that even more vulnerable children can receive help.

Ian Thompson, Chief Executive, said: “I am absolutely delighted that British APCO will be supporting the work of Embrace CVOC over the next two years."

"Our network reaches right across the law enforcement and public safety sector and the additional funds raised as a result of our partnership will mean even more children in need will get the help they need.”

About Embrace CVOC

Embrace CVOC is a national charity which currently supports around 2,000 young victims of crime each year to manage crime-based trauma.

Formed by police officers following the terrorist attack in Warrington in 1993 in which two children died, it has since gone on to provide holistic support to more than 20,000 children and their families through a full range of interventions.

Its services include:

Emotional – One-to-one, group, family and specialist therapy, using its national network of specially trained therapists. Counsellors will help the young person come to terms with their experience and find coping mechanisms for dealing with negative emotions. Counselling does not suit all victims and so Embrace offers a range of therapies which can be tailored to meet the victims’ needs including recently introduced Equine Assisted Therapy.

Practical – Assisting children and families on low incomes with financial support for day-to-day needs. This can include buying new school uniform where victims have had to move schools, or new white goods for families who have moved as a result of domestic abuse.

Cheer up – Sometimes children just need to spend quality time with their families. Thanks to our partners, Embrace CVOC can offer young victims theme park tickets, day trips and weekend breaks so they can build happy memories with loved ones. Twice each year, we deliver group trips to Disneyland, Paris, where children and families can make new friends with people who have shared a similar experience.

Embrace CVOC operates in all parts of the UK, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, and responds to referrals from police officers and safeguarding practitioners.

With no central funding, the charity relies on grant-funding and the support of corporate partners and individuals to deliver its services.

It will never turn a child away for help.

BAPCO support

Over the next two years, British APCO will work with Embrace CVOC to generate awareness and funds.

We will do this through:

Promoting awareness of Embrace CVOC’s work among members and partners.

Fund-raising by supporting Embrace’s campaigns and events and our own events and challenges.

Inspiring members of the BAPCO network to create their own fund-raising opportunities for this fantastic cause.

To find out more about Embrace CVOC visit the website at www.embracecvoc.org.uk













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