Victim Notification Scheme: guidance for victims of crime

Guide explaining what the scheme is, who can take part, what information you can expect to receive and when.

What support is available for me?

Information on support organisations is available at

If you need help to decide whether to join the Victim Notification Scheme or about anything in this booklet you can contact Victim Support Scotland on 0800 160 1985 from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. You can also find details of your local office on Victim Support Scotland’s website at 

More information about your rights as a victim of crime, and how to exercise these rights, can be found in the Victims’ Code for Scotland. It is available from the Scottish Government website ( 

Victim Support Scotland
15/23 Hardwell Close
Edinburgh EH8 9RX
Tel. 0800 160 1985

The Scottish Prison Service
(Victim Notification Scheme)
Calton House
5 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh EH12 9HW
Tel. 0131 330 3664

Parole Board for Scotland
Room X5
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
Edinburgh EH11 3XD
Tel. 0131 244 8373

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
You can make initial enquiries to the Victim Information and Advice Service (VIA) at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service regarding your eligibility for the Victim Notification Scheme using the contact details provided on previous correspondence you may have received from your local Victim Information and Advice Team.

If you no longer have these details, you can call the enquiry point on 0300 020 3000, Or email

You can also find your local office by visiting the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal website at 



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