Witness Support Information
The Inquiry is well aware that for many witnesses, the process of recounting relevant events can be traumatic. Every effort has been made to ensure that sufficient emotional support is available for all witnesses.
The Inquiry has arranged independent support to be made available by Victim Support Northern Ireland (VSNI). This support will be available throughout 2016 for people who have given evidence to the Inquiry.
Witnesses who wish to speak to someone in Jersey may also contact Victim Support Jersey.
VSNI will continue to:
Provide phone support to enable witnesses to talk in confidence about how they are feeling.
Refer witnesses to on-island therapeutic support if required.
VSNI cannot provide:
An emergency helpline.
On-going therapeutic support.
How to contact VSNI
Freephone from Jersey/UK: 0800 735 0008 / +44 (0)1534 828 794 (International)
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm Mon –Fri
A dedicated voicemail is available out of hours. Please do leave a message and your call will be returned.
Please note that VSNI does not offer an emergency helpline. If you feel that you require more urgent support, please contact:
Telephone: 08457 90 90 90
Napac (National Association of People Abused in Childhood)
Telephone: 0800 085 3330 free from landlines and some mobiles.
Victim Support Jersey
Telephone: 01534 440496
Opening hours: 9am-1pm Mon-Fri
VSNI Confidentiality Statement
VSNI ensures that:
- Your confidentiality is respected
- Your records are held in secure conditions
- You will be advised if a legal request for your information is received
- Information about you will only be shared with other professionals outside of VSNI with your consent
- Your information is protected in accordance with our Confidentiality Policy and the Data Protection Act 1998
VSNI will only break your confidentiality if it is felt that you or someone else is at risk of harm or if Child Protection or Vulnerable Adult issues are disclosed. We will make every effort to advise you of this.