This booklet tells victims about how they can be involved in the Victim Notification Scheme ( VNS) and the type of information they may receive and representations they may make about a particular offender.
It has been written to help you to decide whether you want to join the VNS. There is a lot of information in this booklet, and you may find that you want to read it in parts, rather than through from beginning to end.
If you want to speak to someone about this booklet or need help to decide whether to join the VNS, you can contact Victim Support Scotland, a national charity that helps victims of crime. You can find details of your local office in the telephone directory under “Victim Support”, or you can contact them on 0345 603 9213 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 www.victimsupportsco.org.uk.
Email: Natalie Mcdermid, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House