Skip to main content
Skip to search
Hide This Site

What types of offences are classed as violent or sexual to enable participation in the Victim Contact Scheme?

For the purposes of participating in the Victim Contact Scheme (VCS ) violent offences include:

  • murder
  • manslaughter
  • causing or allowing death or serious harm to child or vulnerable adult
  • kidnapping
  • false imprisonment
  • soliciting murder
  • threats to kill
  • assault
  • grievous bodily harm
  • malicious wounding
  • attempts to choke or suffocate or strangle
  • using chloroform on a person to commit an offence
  • maliciously poisoning
  • causing or intending bodily injury by use of explosives
  • abandoning children
  • cruelty to children
  • infanticide
  • aggravated vehicle taking
  • burglar with intent to inflict bodily harm
  • aggravated burglary
  • criminal damage
  • robbery or assault with intent to rob
  • carrying a firearm with intent
  • hostage taking
  • hijacking
  • ill treatment of patients
  • putting people in fear of violence and stalking
  • racially or religiously aggravated assaults
  • certain terrorism offences
  • female genital mutilation

The above list is not exhaustive.


For the purposes of participating in the VCS , sexual offences include:

  • rape
  • intercourse with a girl under 13
  • intercourse with a girl under 16 if the offender was over the age of 20
  • incest by a man if the other party was under 18
  • indecency between men if the offender was 20 or over and the other party was under 18
  • indecent assault if the victim was under 18 and the offender has been sentenced to imprisonment for at least 30 months or admitted to a hospital subject to a restriction order
  • assault with intent to commit buggery to someone under 18
  • causing or encouraging the prostitution of, intercourse with or indecent assault on girl under 16

Help us improve our answers - did you find what you were looking for?

Help us improve our answers - did you find what you were looking for?

Answer Rating

Answer Rating
Quite useful
Please rate this answer by selecting a star above

Related topics