Apex Scotland (Highland)

01463 717033

Apex Scotland’s work is about reducing re-offending, promoting desistance, tackling deprivation and making communities safer. In all that we do, we make best use of our resources to bring lasting value to individuals and society. 

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - Council Offices

Online Contact Form:  CNES Contact Form

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) is the local authority for Na h-Eileanan an Iar council area of Scotland.

Community Justice Scotland

0300 244 8420

Community Justice Scotland works to change the conversation about justice. We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world. 

What is community justice? 

Community justice is where people who have broken the law are held to account and supported to reconnect and contribute to their communities. 

Where it is safe to do so, people who commit certain crimes receive community-based sentences. This can include treatment for underlying issues such as drug or alcohol addiction, unpaid work, fines and compensation or restrictions of liberty such as electronic tagging and curfews. 

The evidence shows community justice can help people stop breaking the law again leading to fewer victims and safer communities. 

Crimestoppers

0800 555111

We're here to help you tackle crime in your community - by phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year. We're an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up and stop crime, 100% anonymously.

Criminal Justice   

01851 822708 or (out of hours) 01851 701702

Scottish local authorities have a legal duty to provide Criminal Justice Social Work services. These services are provided within the framework of the Scottish Government's National Outcomes and Standards. 

Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland (Clare's Law)

In an emergency call 999, for non-emergencies call 101

The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland is a way for people to ask the Police if someone has a history of domestic abuse and if so, to disclose that information to their partner – the person's partner can also apply. 

Families Outside

0800 254 0088

Supporting families affected by imprisonment. Families Outside’s unique support covers the length and breadth of Scotland from the Borders to the Highlands and Islands. 

FollowItApp


A simple and safe way to record incidents of stalking.

 

Police Scotland

101 for non emergencies, or 999 in an emergency

Western Isles is one of six area commands in Highlands and Islands division. 

Revenge Porn Helpline

0345 6000 459

The Revenge Porn Helpline supports all adult victims of intimate image abuse living in the UK. You can get in touch for free, confidential help and support.

Sacro

0131 624 7270

Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities. Sacro provides a wide range of direct, innovative services in Community Justice, Public Protection, Care and Housing. All our services are designed to help build safe communities by reducing conflict and offending. The organisation works with a broad range of people, including those harmed by crime and those responsible for that harm.

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA)

0131 2448391

We protect and support Scotland’s children and young people, by making high quality decisions, upholding their rights and working collaboratively as compassionate, inclusive Corporate Parents to enable the most positive and personalised experience of the Children’s Hearings System.

Scottish Prison Service

0131 330 3500

The SPS is responsible for those who are committed to its care by the Courts and is accountable to the Scottish Parliament for the delivery of custodial care in accord with The Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011. Our principal objective is to contribute to making Scotland Safer and Stronger. The SPS has a duty to protect the public by keeping those who have been sentenced in safe and secure custody. 

Scottish Women's Rights Centre

08088 010 789

 Experienced abuse or violence? Not sure what your rights are? If you have been affected by violence and abuse in Scotland, we can offer you free and confidential legal advice and advocacy support. For women aged 16 and over.

Stornoway Sheriff Court

01851 702231

Stornoway Sheriff Court jurisdiction covers the Islands of Lewis and Harris.

Victim Support Western Isles

0800 160 1985 or 01463 215240

Your local Victim Support Service is located in Inverness, where the support team specialises in:

Support for people after a crime; Reporting a crime through their Third Party Reporting service; Help with Victim Impact Statements; Information regarding court attendance for victims and witnesses, and IDAA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate) service for male victims of domestic abuse.