Less crime without equality – response to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey

The Applied Quantitative Methods Network Director Susan McVie has responded to the latest figures from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey. While she argues that we should be celebrating the fact that Scots are experiencing less crime, it is important to recognise that crime is not the same for everybody, with young people aged 16-24, […]

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Scottish Fire and Rescue issue advice on how you can help ‘Join Scotland’s fight against fire’

The number of fires started deliberately in Edinburgh soared by 43% last year, prompting a warning from the city’s senior fire officer. Kenny Rogers said, “Such incidents place an unnecessary burden on fire service resources, in what is already a busy time of year for fire-fighters. We would urge parents to ensure that their children […]

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CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund – Now receiving applications for 2016-17

YouthLink Scotland is now welcoming applications for the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund 2016-17. The CashBack for Communities Facilities Fund is an open fund which will support not-for-profit community based organisations working with young people within the sports and outdoor learning sectors to apply for funding of up to £150,000 towards improvements to facilities […]

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Pilot scheme to tack A&E violence introduced in Glasgow

  A new project intended to tackle violence in A&E departments has been introduced in Glasgow. The Navigators Scheme, funded by Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit has been operating at Glasgow Royal Infirmary since December 2015. The project involves two navigators who work to establish a connection with people who are victims or perpetrators of […]

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Question of the Month – results

Last month’s you might have seen our feature on the ‘In town, slow down’ campaign which is urging motorists to be extra careful in towns and cities and to slow their speed to 20mph. As part of our Question of the Month feature, we asked you whether you thought 20mph speed limited in towns and […]

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SCSN is on the move!

After five years in our current office our lease has come to an end and SCSN will now be moving a whole 130 yards to new offices at 34B North West Thistle Street Lane EH2 1EA, which Google maps advise it will only take two minutes to walk to from our present office.  As with […]

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New £17 million CashBack funding announced

Some of the country’s most disadvantaged young people will benefit from a further £17 million seized from criminals. The money will be used to provide activities and opportunities as part of the next phase of CashBack for Communities which will run from 1 April 2017 until 21 March 2020 – with applications for funding opening […]

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Consultation on age of criminal responsibility

The Scottish Government are seeking views on the principle of raising the age of criminal responsibility from 8 to 12. The age of criminal responsibility is a significant and complex policy area, which raises sensitivities due to the potential for rare, serious cases involving young children. Children under 12 cannot be prosecuted in court in […]

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Consultation on police powers to search children and young people for alcohol

The Scottish Government is seeking views on whether the police should be given the following search powers; The power to search a child or young person under the age of 18 for alcohol, where a constable has reasonable grounds to suspect that the person is under the age of 18 and has alcohol in a […]

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Consultation on seatbelt requirements on dedicated school transport

Seat belts play an important role in keeping people safe whilst travelling in motor vehicles and the Scottish Government has had long-standing intentions to introduce legislation which would require councils to stipulate, within any dedicated school transport contracts with bus operators that the vehicles used must be fitted with seat belts. Dedicated school transport in […]

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