Victims and Survivors Service

The Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) was established in December 2020 to provide dedicated and specialist long term support and services to survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA).    Further information is available at

VSS is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  You can make contact:

In person***   Survivors of HIA

                        28-32 Alfred Street

                        4th Flooor


                        BT2 8EN

*** currently by appointment only due to Covid restrictions

Telephone     02890 311678



Support and services have been designed with survivors in a way that offers choice and flexibility and will be unique to your individual needs.

These include:

VSS Support Services

VSS provides support and care locally across NI with two community partners.

WAVE Trauma Centre
028 8225 2522

Advice NI (for Welfare Advice and Information Recovery and Retrieval)
028 9064 5919


Do you live outside of Northern Ireland?

If you live outside NI, VSS and the community partners are here to help.   They will work with you to find support and services which meet your needs in your local area.