RESIDENTS of the Scottish Borders are being invited to give their views on the aftercare options provided for people who have been a survivor or witness of crime in a 10-minute survey produced in collaboration between Police Scotland and Victim Support Scotland.

The survey is open to anyone and includes questions about referral to support services for people affected by crime. It also asks about the Victim Care Card, which provides aftercare information and important contact details and seeks individual views about how Police Scotland can best support survivors/witnesses of crime when it comes to providing immediate support and information.

The public’s views will help to inform development and shape future services.

Those taking part will not be required to give any details about any specific incident but will be asked for a few basic details about if they have been a victim or witness to a crime. This is completely optional.

All individual responses to the survey will be kept confidential.

Police Scotland and Victim Support Scotland will use the anonymised findings of survey data in reports and publications and will use it to develop their services and approaches.

As responses are anonymous, the organisations cannot respond to you about what you have said.

Anybody requiring emotional support is welcome to call the Victim Support Scotland Helpline on 0800 160 1985.

This survey is also available in a version that is easier to read. If you need this version, see the links section at the bottom of this page.

Anyone wanting to complete the survey in a different way (for example, over the phone, or if you require it in another language to be able to take part) should email

There will be an option to provide extra information later on in the survey.

To give feedback on Victim Support Scotland’s services, please see details on the Victim Support Scotland website.

To provide feedback about Police Scotland’s service, please go to public information on the Police Scotland website.