How to identify victims’ support needs? Guidelines to develop an individual needs assessment

This document constitutes a preparatory work to assist victim support organisations in ensuring their support workers are well equipped to identify victims’ needs. These guidelines present a comprehensive process to support this aim by:
– Identifying the main needs of victims – in the immediate and longer term (comprehensive assessment)
– Ensuring that victims receive the same level of service no matter who they work with or where they are (consistent assessment)
– Ensuring that victims are offered appropriate services according to their needs or are referred to relevant services (service matching)

Type of publication: Reports
Year: 2019