Communication from the Board of Directors of the Scottish Community Safety Network

The last year has been a period of great change for the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) with changes in staffing – departure of long-serving members of staff Denise Huntridge (Business Support Officer) after seven years’ service; and the departure of Andy Price, National Development Officer and David Barbour, Communications Officer. Hannah Dickson, our other […]

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Question of the Month December 2017

Last month, in context of the Scottish Government saying that they would not stand in the way of legislation aimed at banning the physical punishment of children, we asked whether you believed that smacking children should be banned. 76% of respondents agreed that it should, 14% were unsure and 10% disagreed. December Question of the […]

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Question of the Month: November 2017

The Scottish Government has confirmed that smacking children will be banned in Scotland, making it the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children. Do you agree with the following statement?  

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Annual Report and Accounts for 2016-2017

Our latest accounts and annual report are now available for viewing. Annual Accounts 2016-2017 Annual Report 2016-2017    

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VACANCY – SCSN Strategic Lead Officer Post

The Scottish Community Safety Network is undertaking a review of its business plan and functions to ensure it remains at the forefront of tackling community safety issues in line with the Building Safer Communities Programme.  In order to drive this review and affect change, we are looking for a strategic lead officer who can bring […]

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SCSN Training Cancellations

Due to staffing issues, we regret that we have been forced to cancel all scheduled training courses for the remainder of 2017. We will be looking to reschedule cancelled courses as soon as we are in a position to do so. We ask that you bear with us during a year that has seen significant […]

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Question of the Month August 2017

A new law came into force in July as part of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016, making it easier to prosecute people who share or threaten to share intimate images of others without their consent. Those found guilty could now face up to five years in prison. Take part in our […]

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Question of the Month July 2017

This months’ Question of the Month relates to the Older People strand of the Building Safer Communities National Strategic Assessment on Unintentional Harm. Older people are disproportionately affected by unintentional harm and most likely to be hospitalised and die as a result of unintentional harm, with falls being the most common emergency admission. Factors influencing […]

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Question of the Month June 2017

Last month, we asked if you thought that increased use of Community Payback Orders rather than custodial sentencing would reduce crime. We had a record 122 responses so thanks to all those who took part! As you can see from the pie chart on the right, respondents overwhelmingly thought that CPOs would be an effective […]

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BSC Phase 2: National Strategic Assessment of Unintentional Harm

A picture of unintentional harm in Scotland Unintentional harm in Scotland is a large burden on the population in terms of death and serious injury, but can also be a burden for public services with various reports presenting a powerful economic case for preventing this kind of harm. Unintentional harm in the home (falls in […]

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