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Support Organisations Who Help Victims of Crime:

Brake
Website: www.brake.org.uk
Telephone: 0845 603 8570
The road safety charity which provides support and practical information if you have been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash.

British Red Cross - Skin Camouflage Project
Website: www.redcross.org.uk/standard.asp?id=89410
Telephone: 0141 891-4000
This project helps people camouflage scars that have been a result of violent attack to improve their confidence and independence.

Childline Scotland
Website: www.childline.org.uk
Telephone: 0800 1111 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Offers support and advice to children.

Citizens Advice Bureau
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Advice about your rights. This website will give you details about how to contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

The Compassionate Friends
Website: www.tcf.org.uk
Telephone: 0845 123 2304
Offers support and encouragement to bereaved parents and their families after the death of a child.

Men’s Advice Line
Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Telephone: 0808 801 0327
For men experiencing domestic abuse from their partner. This service also receives calls from men who are concerned about their own abusive behaviour and violence towards their partners and/or children.

Moira Anderson Foundation
Website: www.moiraanderson.org
Telephone: 01236 602890
Support families affected by child sexual abuse and related problems.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood
Website:  www.napac.org.uk
Telephone:  0800 085 3330
Provides support and information for people abused in childhood.

PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss)
Website: www.petalsupport.com
Telephone: 01698 324 502
Support for families and friends of murder or suicide victims.

Rape Crisis Scotland
Website: www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk
Telephone: 0808 801 0302
Offers free, confidential support to anyone who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. The National Office, 0141 331 4180, can refer you to support available through your local Rape Crisis Centre.

The Samaritans
Website: www.samaritans.org
Telephone: 08457 909090
A source of help for people in need and distress

Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline
Website: www.domesticabuse.co.uk
Telephone: 0800 0271234 (24 hour line)
Provides confidential information and support to those affected by domestic abuse. This freephone number doesn't show up on itemised phone bills.

Scottish Women’s Aid
Website: www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk
Telephone: 0131 226 6606
Provides information, support and safe refuge for women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. All groups have children's support workers who provide support to children and young people. Click here to find contact details for groups in your area.

Shelter
Website: scotland.shelter.org.uk
Telephone: 0808 800 4444
Provides information about general housing matters and emergency access to refuge services.

Victim Support Scotland
Website: www.victimsupportsco.org.uk/page/index.cfm
Telephone: 0345 603 9213
Advice and support for victims of crime and witnesses.

The Witness Service
Website: www.victimsupportsco.org.uk/page/witnesses.cfm
Telephone: 0345 603 9213
Advice and support for witnesses of crime.

The Police
www.scotland.police.uk

Abused Men in Scotland
Website: www.abusedmeninscotland.org
Helpline: 0808 800 0024 (open Mon – Fri, 9am –4pm)

Official Websites

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
www.cica.gov.uk

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
www.copfs.gov.uk

Law Society of Scotland
www.lawscot.org.uk/

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
www.scra.gov.uk

Scottish Court Service
www.scotcourts.gov.uk

Scottish Government
www.scotland.gov.uk/

Scottish Justice Association
www.scottishjustices.org

Scottish Legal Aid Board
www.slab.org.uk

Scottish Prison Service
www.sps.gov.uk

The Office of Communications Code of Practice
Website: www.ofcom.org.uk/complain/
Telephone: 020 7981 3040 (textphone 020 7981 3043)
Governs TV and radio journalists and provides opportunities to make a complaint under this code.

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC)
Website: www.pcc.org.uk
Telephone: 020 7831 0022 (textphone 020 7831 0123)
Code of Practice governs newspaper or magazine journalists.

Victim Information and Advice
www.copfs.gov.uk/involved-in-a-case/victims