Helplines

  • Crime
    Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111

  • Child Abuse
    Childline: 0800 11 11 
    NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

  • Honour Based Violence 
    CHOICE: 0800 599 365 

  • Domestic Abuse
    Helpline: 0800 066 5555 
    NCDV:0800 970 2070

  • Sexual Assault (R.E.A.C.H) 
    Newcastle:  0191 221 9222 
    Sunderland: 0191 565 3725

  • Victims of Crime 
    Victims First: 0800 011 3116

  • How do I report to ARCH? 
    Phone 0800 032 3288
    (Free, 24 hours a day.
    Translation to over 100 languages.)

Featured Information

Crime prevention advice

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Bogus callers

Most callers to your home are genuine, but there are a few who are not. It is important to take precautions to prevent bogus callers from getting into your home.

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Online Safety

Desktop computers, smartphones and tablets, used properly can add immeasurably to education and communication. But you do need to follow some guidelines to ensure that they are used safely.

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Vehicle security

After your home the most expensive thing you will buy is a car, whether for business or pleasure.

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Frauds and Scams

Quite simply, a scam is a dishonest attempt by criminals to trap you into parting with your money. They usually come by post, telephone or e mails.

 

 

Advice for victims of crime

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Child Sexual Exploitation

You are not alone, there are specially trained professionals that can help you and there are partner services who can support you and your family.

 

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Child abuse

Northumbria Police ensures that all allegations involving child abuse are investigated thoroughly but sensitively, always putting first the needs of children who are at risk of harm.

 

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Female Genital Mutilation

FGM is a reproductive health issue for many Women and here in the UK, it has been estimated that up to 24,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk of female circumcision.

Honour Based Violence

Honour Based Violence

Honour based violence is a violent crime or incident which may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family or community.

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Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse happens every day, in every part of the UK.  Each minute in the UK, the police receive a call from the public for assistance about domestic abuse.