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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Oot and aboot with Street Assist

Latest blog as our Chief Officer, Lorraine Gillies, joins Street Assist out on patrol in Edinburgh recently… This could have been me 10 years (ahem) ago… I’ve been worse for wear on George Street in Edinburgh before. I saw it from a different perspective last month during a shift with Street Assist. Street Assist are an Edinburgh […]

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Question of the Month June 2018

Last month, in advance of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force, and supplementary to our publishing of a GDPR Briefing Paper, we asked whether people felt they were prepared for the new regulations. 50% of respondents said they felt they were well prepared 33% said they felt they weren’t properly prepared 17% […]

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BSCP Unintentional Harm Learning Event Summary Report

  The Building Safer Communities Programme have produced a summary report of the excellent Learning Event that took place on 19 April. SCSN played a major role in supporting and planning the delivery of this event. The event was a great opportunity to hear more about the excellent practice that’s already underway across the country […]

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Question of the Month May 2018

This month we’re focussing on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May. We recently produced a Briefing Paper on the GDPR which is available on our website, as well as sharing our own preparations for GDPR in our April newsletter.  

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Preventing unintentional harm and injury – collaboratively, bravely, together!

The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) were involved in the most fantastic learning event last week. A sort of ‘How to’ guide to preventing Unintentional Harm and Injury – lots of committed community safety, health and community development professionals talking about how they could meet their shared vision to prevent wholly preventable awful things going […]

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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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