Victim Care Merseyside 18/19

In November 2017, the Commissioner announced her plans to further improve the care for vulnerable victims of crime across Merseyside from 2018 onwards.

As the Victim Care Merseyside service approaches its fourth year, Jane Kennedy confirmed her intentions to further improve and expand upon the existing package of care and support over the next three years.

The decision comes after a comprehensive research programme which reviewed the existing service and assessed how the needs of victims may have changed and developed since the service was first established in 2014.

Now, the Commissioner is inviting charities, third sector and voluntary organisations to apply to deliver the vital support services delivered under the Victim Care Merseyside umbrella.

Commissioned services

Bids are currently being invited for the following commissioned services.


  • The Victim Care Merseyside child exploitation service, for young victims of both sexual and criminal exploitation and provide support for children missing from home (£182,000);

  • The Victim Care Merseyside vulnerable victim’s champion service which provides support for anyone receiving additional support after a crime or anti-social behaviour, including cyber crime and fraud (£187,000);

  • An enhanced Victim Care Merseyside service supporting victims of rape and sexual assault across Merseyside (£172,500);

  • The Victim Care Merseyside restorative justice service which enables victims who want to get answers from their offenders to explore their options (£50,000);

All of the above contracts can be viewed and bidded for via the online e-tendering system Blue Light at


  • The Victim Care Merseyside hate crime support service (race or ethnicity, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, transgender identity) for £80,000

Application/Quotation Form and Guidance

  • A third party hate crime reporting service (£25,000)
  • The Victim Care Merseyside support service for those subject to harmful practices (female genital mutilation/cutting, forced marriage, honour-based violence, modern slavery, emerging harmful practices) for £22,000

Application/Quotation Form and Guidance

  • The Victim Care Merseyside support service for families affected by homicide, including families of crime-related road traffic collisions for £24,000

Application/Quotation Form and Guidance

You can read the conditions of contract for the above services here.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above commissioned services or have any questions, please email or call (0151) 777 5147

Commissioning workshop / FAQs

In order to support any organisation interested in applying for the Victim Care Merseyside services, a free dedicated commissioning workshop was held by the PCC’s team on Tuesday 9th January. The event, which took place at LCVS at 151 Dale Street in Liverpool, enabled organisations to find out more about the criteria for bidding and the application process, as well as getting one-to-one advice on project planning.

Following this event, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document was put together by the PCC's team to ensure all prospective applicants have the same information.

If you are interested in applying, please take a look at the Victim Care Merseyside Commissioned Services FAQs here.