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Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
No specific set scheme – any service request from Courts for bail supervision would be resourced from the Justice Social Work service staff. This is available if requested. Recognition of low use of remand from both Sheriff Courts locally comparatively to other areas.
- To provide a robust and credible alternative to remand, subject to safeguards / bail conditions being in place in respect of public protection.
- To provide support to individuals in the community which minimises disruption to families, employment and housing, while ensuring compliance with bail.
- Providing bail supervision services orientated to the needs of the individual and community, which in turn ensures that remand is only used where necessary and appropriate.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
Local discussion with Fiscal and Sheriff Clerk has taken place to raise the potential and awareness of bail supervision if required or requested. Contact would be made to Justice Social Work colleagues through the Sheriff Clerk for assessment and provision.
Where no scheme / intervention is available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on Judicial request?
Yes. Referral can be made to Justice Social Work, directly from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) or Sheriff Clerk, and we will undertake to assess the individual’s suitability and offer a bespoke bail supervision intervention as per National Guidance.