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Bail Supervision

Last updated: 27th June 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:

East Lothian Justice Social Work has a Bail Supervision pathway (including electronic monitoring) for people aged 18 and over. The Court Social Work Unit in the sentencing Court complete the assessment on behalf of, in conjunction with, East Lothian. There is a current partnership agreement with the Social Work Unit at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. East Lothian does not have a local Court.