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Bail Supervision


Local Authority area:

East Renfrewshire

Primary Courts of relevance:

Paisley Sheriff Court, and East Renfrewshire residents sentenced in other courts including Glasgow

All information provided by:

East Renfrewshire Community Justice Partnership

East Renfrewshire Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

The information on this page has been provided by Community Justice Partnerships. Community Justice Scotland is not responsible for the accuracy of the information and is unable to respond to direct queries. All such queries in respect of the information shown on this page should be directed to the Community Justice Partnership to which it relates.

In Spring 2022, the information will be reviewed and updated where required. Thereafter a review, and any necessary revisions, will take place three times annually.

Bail Supervision

Interventions suitable for

Available for all offence types for East Renfrewshire service users. Male and female aged 16 +

Programme title and provider

Bail Supervision

Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available

Bail supervision is intended to provide a robust and credible alternative to remand where individuals are assessed as needing a level of supervision and support to meet their bail conditions. Bail Supervision is a social work or third sector service whereby individuals who would otherwise be held on remand are released on bail on the condition that they meet with a bail supervisor a specified number of times a week.

Possible Outcomes


  • Reduce the number of individuals remanded to custody
  • Encourage greater confidence in the use of non-custodial disposals by sentencers as a result of the experience of successful completion of periods on bail supervision
  • Provide appropriate support to individuals in the community, which minimises disruption to families, employment and housing, while ensuring compliance with bail conditions.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Criminal Justice Social Work, in collaboration with partners involved in a case as appropriate, should identify individuals, who might otherwise be remanded to custody but based on assessed need and risk can with the support of bail supervision, be safely released on bail.

Where no specific scheme/intervention is available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on judicial request?

No specific scheme /intervention is available at present. We are currently exploring this option with other authorities.