Swansea Cyber Clinic flyer Nov 21Join the 'Swansea Cyber Clinic' - a pilot project looking at victim support needs in a digital world, to develop a victim-focussed response for virtual focus group between December 2021 and January 2022.

With widespread scams, online abuse and disinformation increasing everywhere, we want to know how victims’ needs are changing and what the Swansea Cyber Clinic should offer to help those who help victims.

We are inviting practitioners in frontline victim support/protection roles, from the third, private and public sectors to explore how victims’ needs are changing, the strengths and weaknesses of the current support available, and how it may be improved in the future.

Together, we will design a prototype ‘cyber clinic’ which might include tools and resources to help victims of what we now traditionally think of as ‘cybercrime’ (e.g. online fraud, computer hacking), but also of ‘hybrid’ threats and harms, which can include both online and offline elements (e.g. online abuse, hate crimes, coercive behaviour, intimate partner violence, etc).

Join Swansea Cyber Clinic at a virtual focus group between December 2021 and January 2022 to:

  • Share your experience and learn from other like-minded practitioners
  • Contribute towards identifying best practice
  • Have early access to research reports and recommendations
  • Be invited to partner with the team in future initiatives

If you are a service manager or a practitioner in an organisation which plays a role in responding to victims’ needs and would like to take part, please contact Swansea Cyber Clinic for more information at: [email protected].

This project is being led by researchers at Swansea University, in partnership with the local SWP Cybercrime Unit and the Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS), with funding from the Morgan Advanced Studies Institute (MASI).