RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims in the UK. We provide information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes and engage in evidence based policy and campaigning work to fight for justice for victims and reduce road danger.
Set up in 1992 by a mother whose son was killed by a red light offender, we are a membership organisation whose work is informed by the needs and experiences of road crash victims. RoadPeace is governed by a board of trustees, has a small staff team and a network of active members and volunteers.
...is for a world where road danger is not tolerated and where road crash victims receive justice and compassion.
We exist to support and empower those bereaved and injured by road crashes and their families; to improve the justice system’s post-crash response and to spare future generations from preventable death and injury. As a membership charity, we put victims at the heart of our work, equipping them to support other victims, campaign for change and shape RoadPeace’s work. Our work for and with victims centres around:
- Supporting victims to cope with their trauma, through emotional and peer support
- Remembering those who have been killed or seriously injured in road crashes by organising acts of remembrance; offering support and solidarity to the bereaved and highlighting the devastating toll of road death
- Empowering victims with information and helping them to achieve justice
- Campaigning for reform of the justice system, so that it is fairer for victims and reduces road danger
- Challenging society’s complacency towards risk on our roads
Our values underpin our actions as individuals and as an organisation. They shape our culture and guide our behaviours and decision-making.
We are victim-centred
We put victims at the heart of what we do. We are a membership charity and involve members and victims wherever possible, empowering them to get involved in service delivery, campaigning and decision-making
We are compassionate
We treat everyone with compassion and sensitivity to their unique experience and needs
We are collaborative
We work in partnership with and support other organisations, recognising that we can achieve more when we work together. We share our knowledge and best-practice freely with other organisations, campaigners and policy-makers.
We are evidence-based
Our work is grounded, in published research and official statistics, and informed by the experiences of victims, our members and those of partner organisations.
We are pioneering
We are thought-leaders, shaping the debate, and informing and inspiring other organisations. We are courageous and, when needed, willing to speak out on more radical or less popular agendas.