Victim notification scheme for victims of offenders with a mental disorder

Information leaflet on eligibility and registration for the victim notification scheme for victims of offenders with a mental disorder.

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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 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

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. 0131 668 4486

The Scottish Government
(Victim Notification Scheme Administration Team)
The Hub
Mental Health and Protection of Rights Division
Room 3-ER
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Tel. 0131 244 3340

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

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Victim Information and Advice ( VIA)
Crown Office
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LA
Tel. 0300 020 3000

Rates from mobile telephones may vary by provider.
*Calls can be made through RNID Typetalk. Please prefix the telephone number with 18001
*Deaf sign language users should text on 07825 280346, specifying if you would prefer your reply by sms, text or email.
*To help both non-English speakers and members of staff in assisting non-English speakers COPFS has subscribed to LanguageLine, a telephone interpreting service (

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service You can make initial enquiries to the crown office and Procurator Fiscal Service regarding your eligibility for VIA 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 emailing you can also find your local office by visiting the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal website at


Victim Liaison Officer:

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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