National Development Officer Blog

November was a pretty busy month in the lead up to Christmas – I’ve been supporting our student intern Lisa with developing her research question and methods for her placement with us, and also supporting Molly who spent her S4 work experience week with us. You can read more about what Molly thought about her week in her […]

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New Briefing Paper: National Performance Framework

  We’ve just published a new Briefing Paper on the National Performance Framework, written by Tricia Spacey, currently working on secondment with us from Fife Council on Safer Communities Improvement and Partnerships. Introduction The Scottish Government launched the first National Performance Framework (NPF) in 2007.  The framework set out in its purpose and outcomes its […]

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Question of the Month October 2018

Our Question of the Month for September came from Frank Creighton ….in the Western Isles. His question was around work on Equally Safe and funding for a uniform approach to Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences. He asked: “Do partners think a dedicated funding resource should be established to support a uniform approach to the provision of […]

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SCSN Annual Report 2017-18 Published

We’ve just published our Annual Report for 2017-18. Introducing the Annual Report, SCSN Chair Mark McColl said, “We have made significant efforts throughout 2017 – 2018 to listen to our member’s views and engage with national stakeholders to ensure that the SCSN remains at the heart of influencing the community safety sector at a national […]

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Question of the Month September 2018

Our Question of the Month for August came from Dr Toby Lowe, main speaker at our recent Measuring Outcomes and Learning in Complex Systems Event. Prior to the event, he wanted to know the answer to the question: Do the performance measures (KPIs, milestones etc) that come with your funding help you to do a […]

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Question of the Month August 2018

Our Question of the Month for July related to our Public Health themed newsletter and the recent publication of the new National Public Health Priorities for Scotland. We asked, ‘Is it important that health is seen as part of the community safety picture?’ Results were: Yes – 80% No – 20% Not sure – 0% […]

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SCSN Marketing and Communications Action Plan Published

Further to our commitment to transparency in everything we do, and sharing of practice for learning, we’re publishing our Marketing and Communications Action Plan for 2018-2019. This action plan complements and supports the SCSN Business Plan for 2018-19, providing measurable outputs that we will use as evidence of how we are informing, engaging, influencing and […]

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Question of the Month July 2018

Our Question of the Month last month came from Elizabeth Lumsden at RoSPA. We asked: Do you agree that the working age population is a useful resource for delivering messages to prevent unintentional harm? 75% of respondents said yes 25% of respondents said no Thanks to all of those who took part! Question of the […]

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SCSN Marketing and Communications 2017-18

As part of our commitment to ‘transparency in everything we do’, we are publishing our most recent Marketing and Communications Annual Report. This document is written as an internal document to inform our staff and board of our performance over the course of this year, but we are publishing it in order to highlight how […]

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Building Safer Communities ‘Better Together’ Event Report

11th June 2018 ‘Better Together’ Partner Inputs and Outcomes  This event, kindly hosted by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at their East Command Headquarters in Newbridge, Edinburgh was a follow up to the Partners Ambitions Event held on 1 June 2017. Below is a summary of what was discussed and who was present. You can […]

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