UPDATE 18 JULY 2018
Please see below message from our Victim Support Co-ordinator at the police:
I am contacting you to offer emotional support to the children affected in the bus crash incident. We provide emotional and practical support to people involved in serious collisions, details of which can be found on the VOICE website. We are a free and confidential service funded by the Office of the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
Here at Voice for Victims and Witnesses Limited, our support workers are trained to support and help people through this time if any of the children have been affected by what has happened. We understand that everyone is different and can be affected differently. Should any of the children have any needs outside of our remit, we may be able to help identify and refer them to the correct services for further support.
Some people find that the effects of road traffic collisions and the type of help they need changes over time, so please get in touch if you want to discuss things later, or if you feel you might need further support.
This offer of additional support is available at any point, for as long as required so there is no need to make any decisions now.
Information is stored on a secure database and will not be shared with any other agencies without your consent.
You can contact us in the following ways:
• Call our office on 0300 303 1965
• Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Visit our web site http://voicenorthants.org/roadharm
• You can also find us on Facebook & Twitter @voicenorthants
Duncan WARD PC238 , Victim Support Co-ordinator
Bus Incident 10 July 2018
There was an accident between 2 double decker buses on the Desborough Road between Rothwell and Desborough at 3.30pm on 10/07/18. The buses, commissioned by Northants County Council, were carrying children home from Montsaye Academy in Rothwell. The children suffered minor injuries, staff and emergency service were on hand throughout to assist those involved. 12 pupils and the bus driver were taken to hospital, they have since been discharged. School is open as normal today where both Northants County Council and a team of Educational Psychologists are present to support as necessary. The school would like to thank the community and staff for their support and understanding.