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Bail Supervision

Last updated: 1st July 2024


Bail supervision is a social work or third sector service that supports people to comply with the conditions of their bail where they are assessed as requiring a level of supervision, monitoring, and support to do so. It requires the individual to meet with a bail supervisor (or nominated worker from a relevant agency) a specified number of times per week, and can include the provision of direct support, as well as signposting and assistance to access relevant support services. It should be noted that electronic monitoring (EM) is an additional way of monitoring bail conditions that can be put in place, either in addition to or separately to bail supervision.

Further Information:

If Bail Supervision is granted, the accused person will sign a Bail Supervision agreement and must conform to the conditions of bail until they are removed by the Sheriff. Bail conditions must be strictly adhered to and will include regular appointments with Justice Social workers and sometimes other services. Appointments can be up to 3 times per week, and consist of office appointments, telephone appointments and home visits. Failure to comply with the conditions of bail (and the signed agreement) will result in breach of bail proceedings. More information is available at Community Sentences – Dumfries and Galloway Council (