Publication - Advice and guidance

Victims' code for Scotland

Published: 1 Nov 2018
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Equality and rights, Law and order

If you are a victim of crime you have a number of rights. Victims' Code sets out these rights, how you can exercise them and the relevant authorities to contact should you need further help and advice.

Victims' code for Scotland


We believe that victims should have confidence that their voices will be heard.

We recognise the need to provide the right help, information and support to victims of crime as this plays a key part in ensuring our justice system is fair, accessible and efficient for all.

This Victims' Code for Scotland clearly and simply sets out the rights of victims in one place.

By ensuring victims' interests remain at the heart of our criminal justice system, victims should feel supported and informed at every stage of the process.


Email: Zak Tuck