Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016

The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force following Royal Assent on 28 April 2016.  The Act provides guidance on defining abuse and harm and the legal provisions that can be imposed if a defendant is found guilty. For the first time in legislation the Act addresses the issue of psychological harm […]

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New: Evidencing Impact through Continuous Programme Review Toolkit

Introduction Research undertaken by the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) identified that no matter the size or geographical reach of a project, there was always a requirement to evidence not only the progress but the wider impact of the project.  In some cases this reporting was required as part of the monitoring process set by […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Fife Water Safety Initiative named People’s Choice Winner 2016!

SAFER COMMUNITIES AWARDS AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS 2016 FIFE WATER SAFETY INITIATIVE NAMED PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER! The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) is delighted to announce that the winner of the People’s Choice Award 2016 is the Fife Water Safety Initiative! The results were announced at the 2016 Safer Communities Awards Ceremony which took […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Safer Communities Awards 2016 – People’s Choice Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18TH JULY 2016 SAFER COMMUNITIES AWARDS 2016 – Voting for People’s Choice Awards now open The Scottish Community Safety Network is pleased to announce the Safer Communities Awards 2016.   Early Intervention and Education Water Safety (Fife) This initiative helps young people understand risks around water, the impact of their behaviour and has […]

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Safer Communities and Lasting Legacies with Network Rail

The partnership between SCSN and Network Rail was initially established to raise awareness of cross cutting themes shared by both organisations, however the partnership has had a wider impact in improving public and staff safety around the rail network. By working in partnership we can evidence success in reducing rail crime and increasing awareness of […]

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Improving Relationships, Improving Lives

Last year nearly 5,000 young people in Scotland (the equivalent of 5 high schools) became homeless due to family relationship breakdown. In 2013-2014, in the affluent city of Edinburgh, the average age of death of a Crisis Service user was 36 years old. The Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) recognises that conflict in […]

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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 in detail

High quality public services which work together and with Scotland’s communities are essential to support a fair and prosperous society. Community planning is a key driver for public service reform at a local level. It brings together local public services and the communities that they serve. It provides a focus for joint working, driven by […]

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UK charity says more needs to be done to prevent youth homelessness

New research by charity Depaul UK has found that young people in housing crisis often avoid admitting they are ‘homeless’ because of the negative connotations it has. This can lead to them moving into potentially harmful living arrangements – such as friend’s sofas and in multi-occupancy housing – that can out their safety at risk. […]

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Report sheds light on transport troubles for disabled Scots

David Gale, a disabled campaigner has hit-out at local transport, which he believes is failing a generation of disabled people. David from Lockerbie took part in a nine month undercover investigation as part of a national survey for the Muscular Dystrophy UK project Traiblazers, a network of 700 young disabled people across the UK. The […]

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Keep Scotland Beautiful report shows Scotland’s environmental quality in decline

According to ‘Keep Scotland Beautiful’ Scotland’s environmental quality is now starting to deteriorate. Litter, dog fouling, fly tipping, graffiti, detritus, weed growth and flyposting are the visible indicators or poor environmental quality. According to the report, the improvement in standards has stalled and is now in reverse. The National Cleanliness Benchmarking Report for 2014-15 shows […]

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