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Victim's rights in Scotland: easy read leaflet

Published: 11 Jul 2018
Part of:
Equality and rights, Law and order
ISBN:
9781788512558

Publication for people with learning difficulties describes how victims of crime should be treated within the criminal justice system, and what information, help and support they should receive.

21 page PDF

1.9MB

21 page PDF

1.9MB

Contents
Victim's rights in Scotland: easy read leaflet
Your Right to Fair and Equal Treatment

21 page PDF

1.9MB

Your Right to Fair and Equal Treatment

police, court, and prison service logos

When dealing with any criminal justice agencies (the police, court, or prison service):

A group of different people’s faces, with equals signs between them to show that they are all equal

You have the right to the same services as anyone else.

A group of different people, with a thumbs up sign between them, showing that they all get equal respect.”

You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times regardless of your background, age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, nationality, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

A woman reading an information booklet. A man supporting another man

You have the right to get extra information and support services if you need them.

A woman smiling with her thumb up, showing that she has been treated well

You should be treated with respect and not discriminated against.

A man reading a letter and a woman talking on her phone

You should be able to get information about what is happening in your case.

A man talking to a Police officer. Both are having their say and listening to each other

You should be able to understand information you are given and be understood when you give information

A man talking and being listened to

You should have your needs listened to.

A man and a Police officer sitting at a table. The man is talking and the Police officer is listening and taking notes

If possible, you should be involved in the investigation and trial.

The investigation is what we call it when the Police try to find out about the crime you reported.

A woman reading an information booklet. A man supporting another man

You should get the right support during and after the investigation and trial.

A woman standing next to a Police officer who is protecting her

Be protected from bullying during and after the investigation and trial.


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