What is this guidance about?
This guidance has been written to help you to decide whether you want to join the Victim Notification Scheme.
This guidance explains:
- what the Victim Notification Scheme is;
- who can opt into the scheme; and
- what information you can expect to receive and when.
If you want to speak to someone about this booklet or need help to decide whether to join the Victim Notification Scheme you can contact Victim Support Scotland, a national charity that helps victims of crime. Their contact details can be found on page 11 of this booklet.
You can also consult the Victims’ Code for Scotland, which sets out clearly and simply your rights. It is available from the Scottish Government website ( https://www.mygov.scot/victims-code-for-scotland/).