Witness service at Edinburgh Sheriff Court (Victim Support Scotland)

Who is this for?

  • Victims and witnesses of crime

Who provides this?

  • Victim Support Scotland

Description

The witness service provides a confidential information and support for victims and witnesses of crime, including:

  • court familiarisation visits and an explanation of court procedures prior to trial
  • information regarding court attendance for victims and witness
  • emotional support while you wait to give evidence
  • in court support, should you need it
  • appointments to meet with our support team, should you need it

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties
  • Service is appointment only

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available
  • Information in community languages

Opening times

Monday 8.00 am – 4.30 pm
Tuesday8.00 am – 4.30 pm
Wednesday8.00 am – 4.30 pm
Thursday8.00 am – 4.30 pm
Friday8.00 am – 4.30 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Drop-ins are currently unavailable.

Contact Details

Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 27 Chambers Street, Edinburgh , EH1 1LB

Social media:

Downloads


Going to Court leaflet
(495.01 KB pdf)

Support After Crime leaflet
(678.92 KB pdf)


Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Survivors of abuse

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