Covid 19 & the LGBT+ Community

by David Barbour, SCSN Communications Officer I am a gay man and for many years I have worked within the LGBT+ community in various roles to tackle health inequalities affecting our communities. There has been a lot of talk about how the Covid 19 virus doesn’t discriminate in terms of who gets sick and which […]

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Was there ever a better time for partnership working? Blog

The Rise of Community Safety Partnerships – by Lorraine Gillies, SCSN Chief Officer Over the last few weeks, SCSN have made contact with a number of CSPs and community safety practitioners to find out how they have been coping under the strain of COVID-19, the immediate effect of this unprecedented situation and the key emerging […]

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Preliminary Report of Covid 19 & Community Safety Partnerships Survey

Over the last few weeks, SCSN have made contact with a number of CSPs and community safety practitioners to find out how they have been coping under the strain of COVID-19, the immediate effect of this unprecedented situation and the key emerging themes so far. We have managed to make contact with 20 local authorities […]

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Coronavirus Legislation and Human Rights

by Hannah Dickson, Development Manager As a team we’ve been thinking about the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has been having on community safety, on the ability of community safety partnerships to operate under current conditions and what we can do to support community safety partners during this time. The emergency legislation from the UK […]

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Covid 19 & Domestic Abuse

by Mariah Kelly, Business Support Assistant  For many people, social distancing and self-isolation will mean spending increased periods of time with perpetrators of abuse. Victims/survivors may also experience increased anxiety and threat at the prospect of an abuser knowing that they are home. To support the safety and wellbeing of women and children during the […]

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Covid 19, Alcohol & Drugs

by David Barbour, SCSN Communications Officer The Covid 19 pandemic has implications across all policy areas and alcohol and drugs is no different. There are numerous issues that have and will arise for those working with people with alcohol or drug issues, on people who use alcohol and drugs (whether they already use alcohol and […]

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Measuring What Matters Case Study – SCSN/ESS

One of our programmes of work disrupted by the COVID 19 crisis is Measuring what Matters. While day to day activity on this programme has had to pause, we can share some key messages and learning so far. Last year SCSN worked with Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) to bring together practitioners from across the sector […]

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Changes at SCSN

Hannah Dickson, our current National Development Officer, has moved into a new role from 1st April 2020.  I’m pleased to say that Hannah is our new Development Manager and will be leading the creation of our newly enhanced development team – hopefully recruiting in June.   I hope you will join me in sending congratulations and […]

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Why the first ‘lockdown’ email I sent to my staff teams was on self care

by Lorraine Gillies, SCSN Chief Officer I’m 2 weeks in to semi self isolation. My husband is immune suppressed so I’m trying not to go out. That means we are both working from home. Add a 16 year old, twa dugs and one cat into the mix and it’s an interesting situation. We dont have […]

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Question of the Month April 2020

We’ve decided to bring forward our next Question of the Month and base it on all of our changed circumstances during the Covid 19 pandemic. Many of us are now being forced to work from home, though at SCSN home and agile working has been our policy for over two years now. Whilst it’s good […]

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