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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.

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An Enhanced Bail Supervision Order can be imposed as an alternative to remand. In Fife, these are managed by our Early Intervention Service. If assessed as suitable, the individual agrees to comply with an intensive support regime in order to address welfare issues, which may be linked to their offending behaviour whilst also agreeing to abide by any bail conditions imposed by the Court to ensure public safety. Conditions include two appointments a week with their Supervising Officer. The Court will receive detailed progress reports and failures to comply will result in the police being automatically notified and appropriate action being taken.