Crime, Justice & Legal Support

Antisocial Behaviour Team – North Lanarkshire Council

24hr Reporting Service

Tel: 0300 123 1382

Office: Dalziel Building, 7 Scott Street, Motherwell, ML1 1SX

Antisocial Behaviour Team call handlers answering calls will provide appropriate advice and assistance, and if deemed necessary, will arrange for Antisocial Response Office and/or Police Scotland to carry out a visit to witness incidents and take any required action.

Child Rescue Alert

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Child Rescue Alert is a system designed to alert the public, as quickly as possible, to an abduction or other high-risk child disappearance. An alert can be sent directly to individuals – for example by text message & email – as well as through broadcast media.

FGM Aware

Contact can be made via a form on website.

FGM Aware is a website designed to provide resources and information to help tackle female genital mutilation in Scotland. As well as extensive information and resources, the website also provides links to other relevant organisations including helpline telephone numbers.

Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre

Helpline Tel: 01698 527 006



LRCC is a voluntary organisation with Scottish charitable status located in the centre of Hamilton with easy access to public transport. They deliver emotional and practical support to women & girls over 12 years old where there are issues arising from all forms of sexual violence.

Law for Life – Public Legal Education

Legal information:

Please note as an organisation based in England & Wales, there will be elements of information which are irrelevant in Scotland.

Law for Life is an education and information charity that aims to increase access to justice by providing everyone with an awareness of their legal rights together with the confidence and skills to assert them. The website includes a very useful guide to appealing PIP decisions.

Open Secret

Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Helpline: 01324 630 100



Open Secret are a community-based organisation who provide confidential support to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by childhood abuse or trauma. Although based in the Forth Valley area, some services are available throughout Scotland.

Police Scotland

“Keeping people safe…”

Emergencies: 999

Non-emergencies: 101


Police Scotland was formally established on 1st April 2013 and is responsible for policing across the length and breadth of Scotland, some 28,168 sq. miles. Police Scotland is the second largest force in the UK after the Metropolitan Police.

Police Scotland – Lanarkshire Division

Emergencies: 999

Non-emergencies: 101


Police Scotland’s Lanarkshire Division serves around 634,500 people over 896 sq. miles. The area covers urban towns like Motherwell, Hamilton, Airdrie, Rutherglen, the new town of East Kilbride, and the market town of Lanark, as well as smaller towns, villages, and agricultural areas.

Rape Crisis Scotland

Freephone Tel: 08088 01 03 02



Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline and e-mail support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. The helpline is open from 6pm to midnight, 7 days a week, offering free and confidential support and information.


(For women & children)

National Domestic Violence Helpline Tel: 0808 2000 247


Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women & children can live in safely. Although Refuge does not currently run any services in Scotland, the helpline above can be used by those living here and the Refuge website contains valuable information.

Scottish Women’s Aid

Prevention of domestic abuse

Telephone: 0131 226 6606



Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. We play a vital role campaigning and lobbying for effective responses to domestic abuse. We provide advice, information, training and publications to members and non-members.

Victim Support Scotland


Tel: 0345 603 9213 (8am to 8pm, Mon to Fri)


Victim Support Scotland provides support and information services to victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland, supporting 200,000 people affected by crime each year. They are an independent charity and not part of Police Scotland or Scottish Courts meaning all conversations are confidential.

Women’s Support Project

Feminist voluntary organisation

Tel: 0141 418 0748



(website includes a directory of support services)

The Women’s Support Project is a feminist voluntary organisation, recognised as a Scottish Charity. The Project works to raise awareness of the extent, causes and effect of male violence against women, and for improved services for those affected by violence.

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