Legal Advice Support Organisations

Scottish Legal Aid Board

Legal aid is help towards the costs of legal advice and representation for those who qualify, paid for out of public funds. It is designed to help individuals on low and modest incomes gain access to the legal system. The Scottish Legal Aid Board has an information line.



Helpline and support for drug users, families, friends. Advice on drug related subjects including health, welfare and legal issues. Referrals to lawyers and local drug services.

Helpline : 0207 324 2989 open 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, Monday-Friday



Victim Support Scotland

Provides information on reporting a crime in Scotland and the justice process

Helpline : 0800 160 1985 (8am-8pm, Mon-Fri)

Webchat: (8am-8pm, Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm Sat)

Self Referral Form:

Website :

Victims of Crime in Scotland

Provides information on reporting a crime in Scotland and the justice process.



To pass on information about crime anonymously

Helpline : 0800 555 111


Legal Aid Helpline

To find out more about legal aid and if you may qualify, or where to find a legal aid solicitor, note service does not provide legal advice.


Child Maintenance Service

Previously child support agency it’s role is to make sure that parents who live apart from their children contribute financially to their upkeep by paying child maintenance.

Helpline : 0800 171 2345 Mon- Fri 8am -4pm



The Acas Helpline is the place to go for both employers and employees who are involved in an employment dispute or are seeking information on employment rights and rules.

The Helpline provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

Helpline : 0300 123 1100 Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm


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