Tyco Encouraging Victims in the U.K. to “Take No More”
More than 630,000 homes are broken into each year in the United Kingdom, leaving behind many victims – including children - who continue to suffer the effects of being violated in their own homes long after the crime is committed.
Taking burglary and its lasting effects head-on, Tyco Installation and Services in the U.K. has joined forces with Victim Support, a group that provides assistance to individuals and families that have been victimized by burglaries and other crimes. Together they have launched the “Take No More” campaign, offering free crime prevention advice and support services to those who have experienced or witness a burglary.
“Victims tell us time and again that they suffer far more than material loss when their homes are burglarized,” Adam Pemberton, Assistant Chief Executive of Victim Support, said. While it is important to get support for an incident that has already happened, it is also important to protect against any future break–ins as well.
“As part of the program, we educate on how to secure homes to keep intruders out, from simple checks like making sure windows and doors are locked before going to bed, to installing security measures that act as a deterrent to burglars,” explained Mark Shaw, Residential Business Director of ADT, explained.
Victim Support is an independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. Since being established nearly 40 years ago, they have grown to become the largest charity of its kind, offering, free, confidential, practical, emotional and financial support, to over 1.5million people every year.
Every year it contacts more than million people who have been victims of crime, and support more than 200,000 witnesses in the criminal courts. The charity gives victims and witnesses free and confidential emotional support, as well as practical help and information about the criminal justice system.
It also runs the Witness Service in every criminal court in England and Wales, which provides support to witnesses called to give evidence in court. Not only do Victim Support provide support for witnesses, they work closely within our local communities to understand the need of project work and specialise in domestic and sexual violence, children and young people, hate crime, homicide and anti-social behaviour.
Victim Support act as a national voice for victims and witnesses to raise awareness and campaign for better rights and services – they are a force for change
For more information on the Take No More partnership, visit Take No More | Victim Support or https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/get-involved/corporate-partnerships/take-no-more.