Working Together to Support Victims and Survivors
VSS delivers support and services to improve the health and wellbeing needs of victims and survivors. To help us achieve this, we work with a diverse range of organisations, agencies, and other parts of government and society.
In order to do this, we work closely with a strong network of partner organisations, including:
- The Executive Office which is responsible for setting policy and allocating the budget for victims and survivors.
- The Commission for Victims and Survivors which promotes the interests of victims and survivors. The Commission is responsible for carrying out research and providing advice to The Executive Office in relation to policy decisions.
- The Victims’ and Survivors’ Forum which is appointed by the Commission to help in understanding the needs of victims and survivors and informing advice given to The Executive Office.
- The Special EU Programmes Body which is one of six cross-border Bodies established to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border regions. The SEUPB is the Managing Authority for the EU PEACE IV Programme. VSS is Lead Partner in a PEACE IV project providing support and services to victims and survivors.
- Our community and voluntary partners that we fund to deliver services locally (see our List of Funded Organisations or click here for more information on services and support in your area).