Bail Mentoring Service

The Sacro Bail Mentoring service works to prevent unnecessary custodial remands, re-offending on bail and non-attendance at court by offering a mentoring service

Who can access the Bail Mentoring Service?

The service is available to all individuals placed on Supervised Bail where Glasgow Criminal Justice Social Work is the supervising authority.

How can the service be accessed?

Referrals for the service will come from Criminal Justice Social Work. Sheriffs, solicitors and individuals can also request this service. Criminal Justice Social Work will assess a person’s suitability for Bail Supervision and will refer on to Sacro if appropriate. Sacro Bail Mentoring will attend at initial bail supervision assessment appointment and agree a bespoke support plan, based on identified individual needs.

How can the service help?

The Sacro Bail Mentoring service works to prevent unnecessary custodial remands, re-offending on bail and non-attendance at court by offering a mentoring service.

Mentoring is a way of helping and supporting people to achieve their goals. Sacro Bail Mentoring provides one-to-one support which is focussed on the individual’s needs and aspirations.

Sacro’s Bail Mentoring team will advocate and support access to services, encourage structure and independence, support engagement with statutory orders, improve health and wellbeing, lessen social isolation and reduce the risk of reoffending.

The service offers both practical and emotional support. It will assist individuals to find solutions to improve their quality of life, social skills and motivation; working towards a life free of offending. We do this by focusing on areas such as:

  • Engagement in statutory orders and court appearances
  • Homelessness and housing
  • Tenancy sustainment and independent living skills
  • Employment and training
  • Finance and benefits
  • Social isolation and vulnerability
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Substance use
  • Healthy relationships.

Contact the Bail Mentoring team at:

Sacro Bail Mentoring Service
80 Norfolk Street, Glasgow G5 9EJ
Telephone: 0141 274 6000
Email: infoBailMentoring@sacro.org.uk

The Sacro Bail Mentoring team:

Kirstin Abercrombie: Service Manager
Emma Martin: Service Team Leader
Cailean Haddock: Criminal Justice Support Worker
Roxanne Saltmer: Criminal Justice Support Worker
Rea Karnowski: Criminal Justice Support Worker

Sacro Bail Mentoring Service is a partnership between Glasgow Criminal Justice Social Work and Sacro.