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Specialist help after a crime

Specialist support for victims and witnesses, depending on the type of crime.

  1. Get support as a victim or witness of crime

    Find emotional support and practical information if you have been the victim of crime.

  2. Childhood abuse: support

    Support and advice for survivors of childhood and historical abuse.

  3. Crime abroad: support

    Find out what support is available if you're affected by crime in another country.

  4. Domestic abuse: support

    Get help if you're experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

  5. Families of murder victims: support

    Support for families and friends who've been bereaved as a result of a murder or culpable homicide.

  6. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): support

    Female Genital Mutilation, known as FGM, is an illegal procedure where the external female genitalia are deliberately cut, injured or changed.

  7. Forced marriage: support

    What to do if you're trying to stop a forced marriage in Scotland or overseas, or if you need help leaving a marriage you've been forced into.

  8. Get advice about business crime

    Get advice about business crime from Police Scotland.

  9. Hate crime: support

    Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

  10. Help getting your child back from abroad or arranging contact

    Getting help if your child is taken abroad without your consent.

  11. Human trafficking: support

    Find out how to report human trafficking and how to get help.

  12. Rape and sexual assault: support

    If you've been raped or sexually assaulted, the police and support organisations are there to help.

  13. Report a loan shark

    Find out whether a money lender is legally licensed and, if not, how you can report them anonymously.

  14. Report a wildlife crime

    Find out what to do if you think you’ve seen a wildlife crime.

  15. Report child abuse

    What to do if you're worried that a child is being neglected or threatened – call 999 if it's an emergency or they’re in immediate danger.

  16. Road crash victims: support

    Information and advice for people bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash.

  17. Stalking: support

    Find out how to report stalking and what support is available to you.

  18. Staying safe online

    Information about staying safe online, including: social media, apps, online fraud, cyber bullying, deleting your browser history and reporting online crime to the police.

  19. Support if someone shares your intimate picture without permission

    Help if someone shares or threatens to share an intimate picture of you without consent – sometimes called 'revenge porn'.

  20. Terrorism and national emergencies

    How to report suspected terrorism and information about planning for national emergencies.

  21. Victim and witness harassment: support

    What to do and how to get support if you’re being harassed because you’ve reported a crime.

  22. Young victims of crime: support

    Advice and help if you’re a child or young person affected by crime, or their parent or guardian.

  23. Youth crime: support

    How to report a crime committed by a person under the age of 16, and what support is available.

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