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Support following terror attack in Parsons Green

Support in Scotland If you have been affected by this morning’s terror attack in Parsons Green,  free confidential help and support is available from Victim Support Scotland (VSS) VSS can provide emotional and practical support to victims and witnesses, family and friends. We can also refer people onto specialist services if needed. See our How can... Read more »

Hate Crime Mini Conference

The Right Honourable Lord Bracadale is undertaking a review of the laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland and as part of that process, Victim Support Scotland (VSS) are delighted to announce we are hosting a hate crime mini conference. There has been considerable debate recently on Hate Crime and its impact on society at... Read more »

Ethel and Evelyn receiving their 15 year long service awards Long service awards in Scottish Borders

  Karen Lawson from our Scottish Borders service was delighted to be able to present two of her amazing volunteers, Ethel and Evelyn, with their long service awards at a recent volunteer meeting. Ethel and Evelyn have each given 15 years of voluntary service to supporting victims and witnesses of crime and anti-social behaviour in... Read more »

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Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by today’s terror attack in Barcelona. If you are concerned about a relative or friend who may have been in the vicinity you can call +34 900400012 The police have requested that those in the neighborhood let their families know that they are ok using social... Read more »

VSS South Ayrshire team get together

Victim  and Witness Services in South Ayrshire had an amazing turnout  for their Team Get Together which was held recently in the Arrandale Hotel Ayr.           Volunteers and friends who supported us throughout the year enjoyed a short talk by PC Jamie Dunlop on Police initiatives in South Ayrshire.   One... Read more »

Sainsbury’s Irvine Local Charity of the Year

  Victim Support in North Ayrshire was delighted to be chosen as the Local Charity of the Year for Sainsbury’s in Irvine in July. Linda Brandon is the Service Delivery Officer heading up the team and here she tells us a little more about what’s in store for them for the year. “The main aim... Read more »

National Chair visits Aberdeen and Shetland

As National Chair of VSS, I am trying to visit as many offices as I can, time permitting, so I can meet and talk to our staff and volunteers. It’s a great opportunity to hear what things are like on the ground as well as getting to know people.  I have recently headed North, starting... Read more »

Public Consultation on Sentencing

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts. The Scottish Sentencing Council is launching a public consultation on its first draft guideline, which sets out the principles and purposes of sentencing for all offences. The Council, which... Read more »

Appointment of New Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Wallace as the new Chief Executive of Victim Support Scotland(VSS). Kate has thirteen years’ experience of high profile leadership roles in the public and voluntary sectors in both executive and non-executive roles. She currently leads Visualise Scotland, a service delivery charity that provides services to people living... Read more »

Scottish Sentencing Council video

The Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC) have released a series of four new videos on their website. One of the videos looks, in particular, at how sentencing works from a victim of crimes perspective. Victim Support Scotland were delighted to be asked by the SSC to be involved in an advisory capacity during the production of... Read more »

Our staff and volunteers offer confidential and non-judgemental support Video launch during EIFF month

In June, Scotland was fully immersed in the world of films during the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).  This year marked the 71st edition of the Festival which is the longest continually running film festival in the world.  There was no better time than this to launch our own latest brand video telling the Victim Support... Read more »

Group of staff and volunteers with ghost tour guide Spooky celebration for central volunteers

  In celebration of our volunteers in the Central Services, Jane Morrow, staff member at Falkirk Witness Service recently organised an evening of fun and entertainment. Staff and volunteers enjoyed a lovely meal which was followed by meeting Stirling’s “Happy Hangman” – ghost Jock Rankin, who took them on a ghost walk. What a character!... Read more »

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