Support after a crime is reported
Find out what emotional support and practical information is available after you report a crime.
If you don't report a crime
If you choose not to report a crime to the police, or you haven't decided yet, you can still get help and support.
Check a partner's history of abuse
How to check if your partner (or the partner of someone you're worried about) has a history of domestic abuse.
Childhood abuse: support
Support and advice for survivors of childhood and historical abuse.
Crime abroad: support
Find out what support is available if you're affected by crime in another country.
Dealing with the media: victims and witnesses
Information for victims and witnesses of crime on dealing with the media and how to stop unwanted attention.
Domestic abuse: support
Get help if you're experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Families of murder victims: support
Support for families and friends who've been bereaved as a result of a murder or culpable homicide.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Female Genital Mutilation, known as FGM, is an illegal procedure where the external female genitalia are deliberately cut, injured or changed.
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.
Hate crime: support
Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
Help getting your child back from abroad or arranging contact
Getting help if your child is taken abroad without your consent.
How to deal with a crisis overseas
Information and support on dealing with an overseas crisis, such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack.
Human trafficking: support
Find out how to report human trafficking and how to get help.
Personal safety and protection from crime
Police Scotland give information on personal safety and protection from crime. Includes doorstep crime, online dating and substance misuse.
Rape and sexual assault: support
If you've been raped or sexually assaulted, the police and support organisations are there to help.
Road crash victims: support
Information and advice for people bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash.
Find out how to report stalking and what support is available to you.
Support if you're under 18 and a crime happens
Advice and help if you’re a young person affected by crime, or their parent or guardian.
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'.
Victim and witness harassment: support
What to do and how to get support if you’re being harassed because you’ve reported a crime.
Youth crime: support
How to report a crime committed by a person under the age of 16, and what support is available.