How can we provide the best support to people affected by crime?

Date: 30th July 2021


A new survey asks for views about how Police Scotland can best support survivors and witnesses of crime when it comes to providing immediate support and information. Survey findings will be used to inform development and shape Police Scotland services.

This survey is open to everyone and includes questions about referrals to support services and the provision of Victim Care Cards, which share aftercare information and important contact details.

You can choose which questions you wish to answer, and it should take around 10 minutes to complete. If you are a victim or witness to a crime, you do not need to give any specific details of the crime, but it is entirely optional if you wish to give a few basic details. All responses will be confidential and anonymised.

You can access and complete this survey in multiple languages, over the phone and in an Easy Read format. Anybody requiring emotional support is welcome to call the Victim Support Scotland Helpline on 0800 160 1985.

Find out more about this survey here.

Closing date: 31st August 2021