Is it time for a new dialogue on ASB?

Is it time for a new dialogue on antisocial behaviour? – FSF 2020 event The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) is the national forum for officers who are responsible for the strategic development of community safety at both local and national level, in the private, public and voluntary sector. We are the strategic voice for […]

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Czeching out Prague with Elevate – Blog

From September 24-28 this year, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to visit Prague through Elevate, a Public Social Partnership (PSP) working to get people in recovery from substance use back into employment. When I tried to write this blog, I was running at four pages and not even half way through! […]

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Question of the Month October 2019

Last month, our National Development Officer published a Briefing Paper on the evidence around sentencing and stop & search in response to UK Government policy announcements, and it received some great coverage. Our Question of the Month related to that. We asked people what they thought: ‘Based on the available evidence, increasing prison sentences will […]

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NEW BLOG: Every other meeting…

by Lorraine Gillies, Chief Officer of SCSN & Neighbourhood Watch Scotland The Scottish Community Safety Network team go to and put on a lot of meetings and events.  I was at one the other day when someone said something that struck me.  “I’m only allowed to go to every other meeting”.  This from a professional […]

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Fireworks in Scotland: Analysis of Consultation Responses

The Scottish Government has just published it’s analysis of responses to their recent Fireworks Consultation. In total, 16,420 responses were available for analysis. In addition to the online consultation, 29 events were held across Scotland and a range of social media platforms were used to seek people’s views. The main issues and themes raised by […]

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Scottish Community Safety Network hosts Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

New Chair announces new partnership The new Chair of the Scottish Community Safety Network, Ian Hanley, is delighted to announce the joining together of two significant organisations in in a new Partnership.  From 1 October 2019, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland will be hosted by the Scottish Community Safety Network.  This means that both organisations will be […]

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Question of the Month September 2019

Last month’s Question of the Month was based around our themed Public Health and Community Safety newsletter. We asked: Do you feel that public health and community safety are well aligned in your area? Results were: 17% said yes 25% said no 58% said there was work to be done   Question of the Month […]

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We’re recruiting! Business Support Assistant (Events)

Part Time: 14.5 hours per week, temporary until March 2020 (possibility of permanent) Salary: £16,965 pro rata Based: Edinburgh Closing Date: 13th September 2019 Role SCSN is the national forum for officers who are responsible for the strategic development of community safety at both local and national level, in the private, public and voluntary sector. […]

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Question of the Month August 2019

Our Question of the Month for July was based around our ‘Travel Safety’ themed  July newsletter. Cycling Scotland provided the question and they wanted to know: ‘Do you think media reporting contributes to negative attitudes and behaviour toward cycling?’   60% of respondents said Yes (9 votes) 33% of respondents said No (5 votes) 7% […]

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Thinking about the links between Community Safety & Public Health

David Barbour, SCSN Communications Officer Our Public Health and Community Safety Masterclass event in September will be one of the first major coming together occasions for community safety and public health practitioners. It’s great to see the ever evolving understanding and appreciation that both are inextricably linked. Some in community safety may be relatively new […]

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