I found this an accessible, easily readable and practical book.
The SL Journal
The use of case studies and subheading makes this book easy to use. It is simple to find what you need and it covers a wide range of areas from identifying children at risk, the range of crimes, the legal points and how to help. There is also a range of references and resources to allow the reader to gain further insight into each area. For anyone working with children, this book will be well thumbed and well read.
Sara Payne, Victims' Champion
It is clear that we need to do more to help children who have been victims of crime. This book will enable people to do exactly that - help people get started with some tried and tested advice and techniques to help young victims.
Children & Young People Now
This book provides a practical guide to supporting young people who have been victims of crime; from assault, bullying and robbery to sexual and physical abuse. The statistics used helpfully contextualise the young people's experiences, but most useful are the case studies showing how crimes against children can be dealt with effectively... The information is presented clearly without oversimplifying what are often complex issues, and without dichotomising "victims" and "offenders". Although aimed at practitioners, policy makers would do well to learn from this book as they look to reform the youth justice system, taking note of the need for early intervention and the use of restorative justice.