East Lothian


Local Authority area:

East Lothian

Primary Courts of relevance:

Edinburgh Sheriff court

All information provided by:

East Lothian Community Justice Partnership

East Lothian Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Bail Supervision

Interventions suitable for

All East Lothian residents where sentencers are considering a period of remand.

Programme Title and Provider

Justice Social Work (East Lothian and Edinburgh)

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

East Lothian Justice Social Work has a Bail Supervision pathway for all of these aged 18 and over. It is for the Court Social Work Unit in the sentencing Court to complete the assessment on behalf of East Lothian – there is no Court in East Lothian following the closure of Haddington on 1 February 2015. There is a current partnership with the Social Work Unit at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Possible Outcomes

  • Reduction in remand
  • Equality of access to services
  • Intensive supervisory oversight – behaviour management

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Assessment at Court on request of Sheriff, JP or Judge – report and initial action plan development with same day turnaround.