We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.
People are reqired to visit police stations to check on welfare of detainees held in custody.
The visitors will speak to the people in custody and check that they are being treated fairly and within the law - e.g. they have been offered food and drink, are warm, have they been offered access to a lawyer ect.
Visitors are paired up and go together to do visits. Visits are arranged between the two volunteers and we ask that visits are conducted on different days and at different times.
Independent Custody Visiting Scotland is a statutory function of the Scottish Police Authority. Independent Custody Visitors are members of the local community who visit police stations unannounced to check on the treatment of detainees, the conditions in which they are being held and that their rights and entitlements are being observed.
Experience required: Listening skills, non-judgemental, impartial and unprejudiced
Travel details: N/A
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Training is given over two full day sessions
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer