About Us

SCSN is a registered Scottish Charity (SC357649) and Company Limited by Guarantee in Scotland (SC040464). We are primarily a membership organisation that brings together representatives from across the community safety sector to achieve a shared vision that:

People are safe from crime, disorder and danger and free from injury and harm; and communities are socially cohesive and tolerant, are resilient and able to support individuals to take responsibility for their wellbeing. 

We are the strategic voice for community safety in Scotland and through working collaboratively with our members and partner agencies aim to:

  • Provide leadership and be a centre of excellence for the community safety sector
  • Champion community safety and influence the shaping and development of national policy and local delivery
  • Be a collaborative learning, developing and sustainable network.

To achieve these aims, SCSN currently provides a range of services which inform local and national delivery including:

  • Knowledge Exchange – sharing of practice through case studies, thematic papers and research papers
  • Training – a comprehensive training programme supported by eLearning modules to improve accessibility
  • Guidance and Toolkits – including briefing papers on current and emerging national developments and resources to support partnerships in planning and evidencing impact
  • Conferences and Events – covering a range of cross-cutting issues and national initiatives
  • Forums and network meetings – to encourage information sharing and networking within the community safety sector
  • Small grants fund – to engage with communities and deliver rail safety messages
  • Safety NET-works – our monthly newsletter sharing information on SCSN services, funding, national consultations, community safety initatives and national research
  • Safer Communities Awards – Bi-annual awards celebrating excellence and innovation in community safety

For more information on SCSN and the work that we do:

Annual Report 2016-17

Annual Report 2015-16

Strategic Plan 2015-18

Articles of Association

Audited Accounts 2015/16

Membership Application Form