Unfortunately, due to current circumstances, it has been necessary to cancel the Beacon Drop-in Clinic which was due to run this week.
However, should an individual become a victim of any type of crime, they can contact Hertfordshire Beacon directly in any of the following ways:
Once Beacon have received your referral, you will be contacted by an allocated Case Manager within 24-48 hours depending on the severity of the crime. Support can be given via telephone, and if there is a need to meet (as long as all parties are well and able) there are offices which are nearby to the University where meetings can be arranged.
With regards to sexual violence, if the crime has taken place within the last 7 days you must contact Herts SARC, so that arrangements can be made for you to be supported by an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) and, if relevant, a forensic medical can be arranged so that you have the option for future reporting. To contact Herts SARC, call 0808 178 4448.
If you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation, do not hesitate to call 999. If you are in a situation where you need to call 999, but you are unable to speak on the phone, dial 55 when prompted (by the automated system) to inform the Police that they need to attend the scene as soon as possible (this is known as the Silent Solution System).
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of the Beacon Drop-in Clinic and encourage you to make contact with Beacon if you become a victim of any type of crime and want to seek advice.