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VSS News

Alastair MacDonald

A word from our new Chair

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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

Helpline Hours over the Festive Period

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Crime doesn't stop for Christmas. If you are affected by crime over the holiday period, our helpline opening hours given here. You can also contact local offices. Their individual answer phones will give details on their opening hours.
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Help VSS Improve Our Services

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Have you used our services this year? VSS is looking for feedback on our work to help us make sure we provide the best possible services for people affected by crime.
Impact Report 2015 /16 Cover

VSS Launches New Impact Report

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Volunteers Meeting at Airdrie Sheriff Court

Celebrating our Volunteers

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During volunteers week we held events around Scotland to celebrate our volunteers. Here's a round up of just a few of the things that went on.
Girl being supported

Young People in the Criminal Justice System

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VSS responded to a consultation on changing the age of criminal responsibility, emphasising the importance for victims of support and an understanding of the system that is in place for dealing with those whose actions have caused harm.
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