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Volunteer Charity (SAFE!) Supporting Young Victims of Crime seeks Trustees

SAFE Support for Young People Affected by Crime


Posted over 30 days ago...

SAFE! was established in 2008 from a recognition that experiencing a crime can have an enormous impact, and a concern that it can be especially devastating for children and young people, who may struggle to cope and recover without support. 


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Oxford, OX4 6FG

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are all working towards the common goal that ‘children and young people feel safe, thrive and achieve their potential.’ Underneath all our services lie the fundamental values that define our approaches. SAFE! 

is child-centred   is both independent (non-statutory) and collaborative.  promotes and practices kindness and respect.  is dedicated and passionate.  is preventative and restorative.  both advocates and empowers  is non-blaming. 

Our Work  The Young Victim Service: Providing support to young victims of crime across the Thames Valley. We deliver one-to-one support to young people aged five to 18 (up to twenty-five for those with additional needs) who have been harmed by an experience of crime. We offer a priority service to those who have experienced sexual or domestic abuse. In addition, we support parents who often struggle following the victimisation of their child.  Building Respectful Families (BRF): This service is for families experiencing Child on Parent Violence. Through a combination of group and one-to-one support with parent and child, BRF supports families experiencing Child on Parent Violence to break behaviour patterns such as physical violence to parents, damage in the home and an imbalance of power. Collaborating with both parents and young people who are willing to make changes, it aims to help families communicate and equip them to build stronger relationships.   Other work:  We work in partnership to deliver support to young victims of sexual abuse and those at risk of Child Drug Exploitation. We have developed resources and regularly deliver training to professionals. We are a registered centre for the Protective Behaviours Consortium and have gained an accreditation mark with CPD (Continuing Professional Development). We are currently undergoing accreditation to achieve Trusted Charity status, and working on the challenges associated with supporting children going through the criminal justice system which is currently suffering from severe delays. We have created online video resources for young people, and accompanying teaching materials through our SafeStories website.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for Trustees with: 

Commitment to supporting children and young people who are affected by crime.  Some knowledge and understanding of the charity and/or criminal justice sector.   Willingness to learn and extend knowledge.  Some understanding or experience of charity governance is desirable.  Commitment to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusivity and non-discriminatory practices  Understanding of safeguarding 

We would also welcome applications from people who are experts by experience in the fields of Human Resources, Communications, Fund Raising and Information Technology.   Trustees must be committed to SAFE!’s mission and able to meet the minimum time commitment. They must also have: 

Good independent judgement and strategic vision.   An ability to think creatively.   A willingness to challenge constructively.  An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of Trusteeship   An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

What difference will you make?

Becoming a Trustee will enable you to give your time and commitment to support children, young people, and families by sharing the responsibility for the overall governance and strategic direction of SAFE!  The work is hugely rewarding, and every Trustee brings their own set of skills, experience, and knowledge.


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