Your Network, Your Views – SCSN stakeholder Consultation

Your Network, your views We need to write a new strategic plan and we would really like to hear your thoughts on our activities, membership services and future plans. The consultation closes on 28 May and we will collate and share the results in due course. Take part in the consultation here. A joint report […]

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Community Safety – the emerging landscape and future opportunities

A joint report by The Scottish Community Safety Network, the Building Safer Communities Programme and COSLA, on the future of Community Safety in Scotland, has just been published. The report considers both the national and local context of community safety before setting out a list of identified Key Principles for a Community Safety Narrative, namely: Person […]

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Question of the Month March 2018

Last month, in relation to conversation we had at the Firestarter Festival 2018, we asked, ‘How well do you think data/evidence is used in strategic planning within partnerships?’ Zero respondents felt that data/evidence was used very well all of the time. 44% of respondents felt that it was used very well sometimes. 56% of respondents […]

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We want your feedback!!

We love learning at the Scottish Community Safety Network!  Over the years we have been pleased to offer our members a wide range of training  and eLearning courses including Evidencing Impact; Preventative Spend – Cost Benefit and Community Engagement and Resilience.  It’s time for a change though and we are reviewing our training and E:learning […]

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Home Safety Scotland analysis of unintentional injuries in Scotland

Home Safety Scotland has published their analysis of Unintentional Injuries in Scotland for 2017. You can read a synopsis of the report here as well as downloading the full report at the bottom of the page. This document has been produced to help support the Scottish Government’s Building Safer Communities Phase 2 programme which was […]

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People before process…

  I’m putting people before process, every time….. What do I mean by that? I have a new job. I’m Chief Officer of a smallish Scottish national charity, with a small team, wide reach and the usual limited resources. We need to punch above our weight and make best use of the money we have. […]

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Question of the Month February 2018

Our January Question of the Month related to a recently published survey from Sustrans Scotland which identified safety concerns as the main barrier to children walking or cycling to school. We asked whether you felt that safety was a barrier to children walking or cycling to school. ¨ 86% of respondents said yes ¨ 9% said no […]

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BSC Unintentional Harm Progress Report

Have a look at the Progress Report on Unintentional Harm published by Building Safer Communities in December 2017.  

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one week in…. lighting fires!

Wow, it’s been quite a week…. To say everyday is different is an understatement, to say it’s great is also an understatement. The Scottish Community Safety Network is my new work home. For those who don’t know – we are holed up in a well lit but freezy cold office in Thistle Street in Edinburgh. […]

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Question of the Month January 2018

Last month, in relation to the Scottish Government’s successful introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol, we asked: After successfully introducing MUP, should the Scottish Government now consider interventions including an alcohol advertising ban and/or changes to licensing hours? We received a large number of responses and the results were: 56% were in favour of […]

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