Victim Support Scotland
Phone 0845 603 9213
If you live in Scotland and have been a victim of crime, you can contact Victim Support Scotland. You can do this even if you have not reported the crime to the police. Victim Support Scotland will also be able to put you in touch with other organisations that can help you.
Victim Support Scotland provides practical and emotional support to victims of crime through its local victim services. This can be in a way which suits you - by home visits, office appointments or over the phone.
If you have to go to the Sheriff or High Court - either as a victim or a witness - Victim Support Scotland also provides a Witness Service. As well as emotional support, the service provides general guidance about what to expect at court.
If you have been a victim of crime, you should report this to your local police station. You can find their number in the phone book. With your permission, the police will automatically give your name to the local victim service and a member of staff or a volunteer will contact you.
All contact with Victim Support Scotland services will be confidential.
You can contact Victim Support Scotland even if you do not report the crime to the police. You can find out more about Victim Support Scotland on their website.
Local victim service numbers are given in the phone book under Victim Support. Or you can phone Victim Support Scotland's helpline on 0845 603 9213. The line is open from 9.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday and from 9.00am to 4pm on Fridays.
You can contact the Witness Service either through the local victim service or by contacting the Sheriff or High Court where the case you are involved in is being held.
You can find out more about the Scottish Criminal Justice system on the Victims of Crime in Scotland website.