Victim Support Scotland

VSS logoVictim Support Scotland provides free, confidential and independent service to all victims of  all crimes, reported or unreported.

Victim support provides both emotional and practical support. Practical support can include things like:

  • accompanying you to ID parades,
  • crown and defence precognitions,
  •  pre-trial court visits,
  •  help with special measures for vulnerable witnesses,
  •  on the day support at court.

Victim support also provide:

  • Personal safety and crime prevention advice;
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation assistance and representation;
  • Information and onward referral to other sources of local and national help.

Specialist support areas include:  Anti Social Behaviour, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Support For Families Bereaved by Murder, Suicide, Traumatic or Violent Death.

You can get support face to face by dropping into the centre, or  you can make an appointment in advance if you prefer. You can also get support over the telephone..

 

Contact

Address:

Unit 17 – 19 Waverley Street Industrial Estate,

Bathgate

Post Code: EH48 4HY
Telephone Number: 01506 635050
Fax Number: 01506 635050
Email Address: [email protected]
Web Site: www.victimsupportsco.org.uk

 

Hours

Monday 9.30am – 7.30pm.
Tuesday 9.30am – 7.30pm.
Wednesday 9.30am – 7.30pm.
Thursday 9.30am – 7.30pm.
Friday 9.30am – 7.30pm.
Saturday 9.30am – 7.30pm.
Sunday 9.30am – 7.30pm.

 

Eligibility & Referral 

This service is free to use and available to anyone who has been a victim of a crime, whether or not the crime has been reported. Self referrals or third party referrals accepted.

Service Categories

Provider's Name: Victim Support Scotland

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Image result for Victim Support Scotland Victim Support Scotland provides support and information services to victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland. We support 200,000 people affected by crime each year. This support is provided by staff and volunteers in national and local offices and court-based services across Scotland. We are an independent charity and not part of the Police Scotland or Scottish Courts. All conversations with victims and witnesses are confidential and are not shared with people outside of Victim Support Scotland.

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