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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Question of the Month May 2017

This month’s question follows the launch of Community Justice Scotland, which will seek to challenge received wisdom, shift attitudes and increase understanding about crime and justice. It also follows on from the publication of the most recent statistics on reconvictions for Scotland, which are at an 18 year low. So this month we are asking: […]

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Question of the Month April 2017

Child Safety Week takes place from June 5-11 this year. We’ll be helping to support the campaign on social media and have covered it in the April edition of our Safety NETworks newsletter. But we want to know if you intend to do something to support the campaign. So our Question of the Month for […]

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Question of the Month March 2017

This month’s newsletter features articles and events on gas safety and carbon monoxide. So in our March Question of the Month we are asking:     Simply click on your answer to take part!    

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Community Engagement & Resilience eLearning course published

We are pleased to inform you that our latest eLearning course, ‘Community Engagement and Resilience’ has now been published on our eLearning website. Community Engagement and Resilience is essential to delivering effective and enduring solutions to local problems. The course is aimed at providing practitioners with an introduction to the principles and terminology used, the […]

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February Training Dates Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone the following training dates scheduled for the end of February: Evidence Based Strategic Impact Modules 2-4 beginning 28 February 2017 Evidencing Impact – 28 February 2017 We will be rescheduling these dates in the near future so please check our website for updates. Please accept our […]

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February Question of the Month

February the 7th was Safer Internet Day. So this month we are asking –   You can find out more about Safer Internet Day here.    

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