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We offer support to all people affected by crime for as long as you need us.

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Latest News

Default News Icon for Manchester Arena Attack Manchester Arena Attack

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by last nights events at Manchester Arena. If you are concerned about a friend or relative who may have been in the vicinity the Police emergency line for those concerned about loved ones is 00 44 161 856 9400. If you require help or support you can... Read more »

Award Nomination for Dundee Volunteer

James McDonagh, who volunteers with both our Victim and Witness Service in Dundee, was nominated for an award with Dundee University.  James has volunteered with us since 2015 and is a student with Dundee University studying history.  James has recently faced some hardship in his personal life, but has continued to volunteer with us, work... Read more »

Retirement celebration Retirement celebration in Dundee

Victim Support Scotland’s Dundee service had a retirement celebration and a thank you lunch for Jean Bennett this month. Jean has been involved with Victim Support Scotland for over 12 years.  Jean was the co-ordinator of our Anti-Social behaviour service here in Dundee. During this time Jean has built a robust service.  It is with... Read more »

Learning & Development Officer Learning and development team member

Earlier this year we were delighted to welcome Linsay Scullion to the VSS training department. Linsay joined us as our Learning and Development Officer

Donate your first new £1

Have you received one of the new £1 coins in your change yet? Could you donate your first one to help us support people affected by crime?

Default News Icon for London Terror Attack London Terror Attack

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by today’s events in London. If you are concerned about a friend or relative who may have been in the vicinity of Westminster you can call the Metropolitan Police’s Casualty Bureau on 0800 056 0944 or 0207 158 0010 If you require help or support you... Read more »

Alastair MacDonald - Chair A word from our new Chair

We are delighted to welcome Alastair MacDonald as the new Chair of the Executive Board for VSS. You can read Alastair's introductory blog here

Impact Report 2015 /16 Cover VSS Launches New Impact Report

With the launch of our new Impact Report we are proud to show you how VSS has made a difference to the lives of people in Scotland during 2015/16 by helping them to survive crime and make them stronger.

Vincent the VSS Volunteer Scarecrow Meet Vincent the Volunteer

From creating Vincent the Volunteer for the Bothwell Scarecrow Festival to fundraising with Dullatur Bowling Club, our Lanarkshire team have been busy.

New Training Courses Launched

Over the past few months the Learning & Development team at Victim Support Scotland have been designing new training courses on the Impact of Crime, Domestic Abuse and Victims of Sexual Crime. All courses are CPD Certified.

Interior of Sherrif Court New Thinking on Giving Evidence

In a lecture on ‘The Scottish Legal System – What Next?’, Lord Gill explained that the Scottish legal system is under reform, and suggested there may be a need for radical re-examination of how evidence can be provided to the court.

Man in dock with screen Vulnerable Witnesses Conference

Victim Support Scotland was one of many attendees from the criminal justice and third sectors at the Treatment of Vulnerable Witnesses in Scotland conference, hosted by the Faculty of Advocates

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