Victim Support Scotland services are available near you to provide emotional and practical support, and information about the criminal justice system.
Regardless of whether a crime has been reported or when it happened, our services are free, confidential and tailored to individuals’ needs.
The Coronavirus lockdown is presenting us all with a situation we have never faced before. As we change the way we live our lives, there is a potential for a range of crimes to increase and for people to be placed in a more vulnerable position than before.
The justice system is also having to adapt, with trials being cancelled and courts closing to anyone not there for essential business. This is leading to some confusion for victims and witnesses who want to know what this means for their case.
Please remember that our support is free, confidential, and can be anonymous if you wish. Anyone can contact us if you need practical help, emotional support, have a quick question, want to explore your options following a crime or if you feel you are at risk.
We have a webchat service available from 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday by going to following website address:- https://victimsupport.scot
You can also contact our Helpline on 0800 160 1985 who are available from 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and our local offices are still operating during lockdown so we will arrange for continued telephone support should you require this.
Unfortunately we cannot provide face to face support at the moment, but, please be assured that we will still provide a full service by telephone or online.