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Bail supervision: national guidance

This document provides revised guidance for the operation of bail supervision setting out standards and expectations to support the consistent delivery of the service across Scotland.

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Annex 10 Bail Supervision Breach Report Template

Breach of Bail Supervision

Court

Local reference

URN/CHS

Name

Gender

D.O.B

Age

Address

PF reference

Date bail supervision imposed:

Requirements/conditions (including standard and special conditions):

[Standard text to be included]: I am writing to inform you that the above-named person has failed to comply with the requirements of their bail conditions set at [insert court details] on [date].

Failure without reasonable excuse to comply with a condition of bail may be an offence under section 27(1)(b) of the 1995 Act and will require investigation by Police Scotland.

Should the police be unable to apprehend the individual, it is requested that they be reported to COPFS within three days.

Summary and grounds for the alleged breach:

Further details:

e.g. relevant background information; efforts to date to engage; current whereabouts.

Follow up:

If the person is arrested/reported, please contact: [insert name, telephone number, and e-mail address].

If further information is required, please contact: [insert name, telephone number, and e-mail address if different to above].

Date:

Name:

Signature:

Designation:

Witness Schedule

Witness 1

Name:

Designation:

Office address:

Telephone number:

Can speak to: (examples provided below)

1. Can identify [insert name] as the person who has breached the conditions of their bail set at [insert court] on [insert date]

2. That [insert name] has consistently failed to confirm that they are residing at the approved bail address

3. That [insert name] has failed to appear for [insert number] of pre-arranged appointments

4. That [insert name] has failed to respond when contacted on [insert number] of separate occasions

5. Other

Date:

Bail supervision worker:

(signature)

Contact

Email: louise.ward@gov.scot

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