Will the Offender know I have joined the Victim Notification Scheme?
The offender will not be told that you have joined the Victim Notification Scheme. However, if you choose to join part 2 of the Scheme and make written representations to the Tribunal, the offender is entitled to see these during Tribunal proceedings. You can also make representation in person at a Tribunal hearing. The offender will not be present at that hearing but they may be legally represented. If the offender has a solicitor, (s)he will also see your representations. Every effort to maintain your anonymity will be made, but you should not record any personal details, such as your address or your contact details, within the comments section of the form.
Email: Natalie Mcdermid, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House