Support Organisations Who Help Victims of Crime:

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
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
Telephone: 0800 1111 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Offers support and advice to children.

Citizens Advice Bureau
Advice about your rights. This website will give you details about how to contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

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

Men’s Advice Line
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
Telephone: 01236 602890
Support families affected by child sexual abuse and related problems.

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

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

Rape Crisis Scotland
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
Telephone: 08457 909090
A source of help for people in need and distress

Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline
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
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.

Telephone: 0808 800 4444
Provides information about general housing matters and emergency access to refuge services.

Victim Support Scotland
Telephone: 0345 603 9213
Advice and support for victims of crime and witnesses.

The Witness Service
Telephone: 0345 603 9213
Advice and support for witnesses of crime.

The Police

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

Official Websites

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Law Society of Scotland

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

Scottish Court Service

Scottish Government

Scottish Justice Association

Scottish Legal Aid Board

Scottish Prison Service

The Office of Communications Code of Practice
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)
Telephone: 020 7831 0022 (textphone 020 7831 0123)
Code of Practice governs newspaper or magazine journalists.

Victim Information and Advice