International Visitors Victim Service

The International Visitors Victim Service (IVVS) provides free, confidential emotional and practical support for international visitors who have been victims of crime whilst visiting the capital.

Victim Support International Visitors Victim Service PosterDownload a copy of the poster to display here: VS – International Visitors Service poster

London is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, with over 16.8 million visitors to the capital in 2013. Visitors who become victims of crime may well experience
huge inconvenience, feelings of vulnerability and increased anxiety from this happening in
an unfamiliar place. We aim to help support these victims.

IVVS will give immediate practical support by liaising and advocating on behalf of victims with the following agencies:

• language line
• hotels
• ticketing agencies
• airlines
• travel agents
• embassies
• rental car companies
• money transfer agencies
• banks.

We can assist victims financially by providing food vouchers for those in need. We can contact the victim’s family on their behalf too.

We can also refer victims to support services in their resident country so that ongoing
emotional support after the visitor has returned home can be easily accessed.

IVVS deals with all types of crime and seeks to provide an efficient service that will give
the visitor the platform to speak of their experience in a safe environment as well as
receive the practical immediate help they need.

IVVS is funded by the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) and is delivered
by Victim Support. In this initial phase there are two international visitor advocates (IVAs)
based in West End Central Police Station. Over time we hope to recruit many more to support the service in London.

Contact us
International Visitor Advocates:
Chelsea Kelly
Chelsea.kelly@victimsupport.org.uk
07939 982 209

Aimee Allam
Aimee.allam@victimsupport.org.uk
07931 866 786
International Visitors Victim Service

The International Visitors Victim Service (IVVS) provides free, confidential emotional and practical support for international visitors who have been victims of crime whilst visiting the capital.

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