About Voice For Victims

Voice for Victims is a joint campaign between The Guernsey Press and Zibby Yates aimed at promoting the rights of those affected by child sexual abuse.

Through increased awareness, demanding that the protection of children and help for victims be prioritised, and fighting for the adoption of a zero tolerance approach to these types of crimes, Voice for Victims aims to combat the silence that allows the sexual abuse of children to persist.

Voice for Victims will campaign for the following:

  • More to be done to equip children and parents with tools and knowledge needed to help prevent child sex abuse.
  • Effective, proportionate, transparent and dissuasive sanctions against those who commit child sexual abuse, and sentencing that takes into account physical or psychological damage done to victims.
  • Greater measures to enable victims to be heard in all aspects of judicial proceedings, as well as the power to choose the means of having their views, needs and concerns presented.
  • The creation of necessary legislative or other measures which do more to assist victims, in the short and long term, in their physical and psychological recovery.

Through a sustained month-long promotion in The Guernsey Press, including both features and news items, and a petition, the goal is to present 10,000 signatures to the States of Deliberation’s newly elected House, with a view that they will act under the weight of public feeling.

The petition may be signed at the following places (the list will be updated as and when new locations receive it):

Alliance

Army and Navy Stores

Beeton's Chip Shop

Bella's Café, Town

Bijoux

Buttonhole Florists

The Candy Shop, The Bridge

Capelles Building Stores

Charlie's Family Butchers, The Bridge

Choi Lee

Cobo Butchers

Cobo Tea Rooms

Cobo Village Centre

Cobo Chippie

Coq du Nord

Crabby Jack's

Dix Neuf

Earlswood

Fillers

Forest Stores

Friends of Citizens' Advice Bureau Charity Shop

R.H. Gaudion and Sons Ltd Feed Centre

Guernsey Gardens

Guernsey Jewellery Ltd, Oatlands

Guernsey Press offices

Hair Affair

Hairtek

Half Moon Café

Hansen's Grab and Go

Imperial Hotel

Key Price

Kings Beauty Salon

Le Friquet Garden Centre

Les Croix Guerin Café and Bistro

Longfrie

Miss Selfridge

Model Yacht Pond Kiosk

Molloy's, Cappelles

Northside Chippy

Oatlands Courtyard Brasserie

Ogier's, St Martin's

Pelicans

Pelicans @ Kings

Pharmacy Locale, Town

Port Soif Kiosk

Pound World Plus

Quayside

Quickbite 2

R.H. Gaudion & Sons Ltd

Rockmount

Rohais Fish and Chip shop

Roll Bar

Sails (St Peter Port)

Santana

Sausmarez Park tea room

Sew For You, St Peter's

Shoe Zone

Sigma

Sitar

Stan Brouard Ltd

Stonelakes, The Bridge

St Peter's Post Office

Target Auto Parts

Tina's Hair Studio

Torteval General Stores

Tostevin's Fruit and Veg (St Peter's)

Tozers

Vazon Bay Café

Valpy's

Victoria's at Candie Garden

The White Hart

White Rock Café

Woodies at Bordeaux