60 second interview with Rose Fitzpatrick

60 second interview: Rose Fitzpatrick CBE QPM, Chair of Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group  What do you think the main issues are in terms of preventing suicide and what do you hope the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group, and that you as Chair can achieve? 680 people lost their lives to suicide in Scotland […]

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Question of the Month February 2019

Our Question of the Month for January was drawn from our New Year, New Opportunities theme of our first newsletter of 2019. Last year was a busy year for us, and we’re optimistic about opportunities coming up in community safety and justice. We asked whether you felt optimistic about your work in the Community Safety/Justice […]

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SCSN Fireworks Consultation Response

We’ve just published our response to the Scottish Government’s recently launched consultation on Fireworks. We are working closely with our partners at the Building Safer Communities Programme to promote and support this consultation. You can download our response from the consultation responses page of our website. If you’d like to take part in the Scottish […]

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Perform Green appointed to carry out Public Space CCTV research

We are delighted to say that, after a competitive tendering process, Perform Green have been appointed to carry out research on Public Space CCTV.   Perform Green have significant related experience and knowledge and will be able to deliver an incredibly useful piece to support community safety outcomes. Because of the tight timescale, Perform Green will […]

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Question of the Month January 2019

Our December Question of the Month focussed on the fact that while the festive season can be a time of fun and celebration, many people can experience feelings of loneliness, isolation, stress and money worries. So we asked people, ‘Are you OK?’ The results were: 47% of people said yes 33% of people said no […]

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Tricia Spacey Blog: Thoughts so far…

  Tricia Spacey is currently working with SCSN on secondment from Fife Council on Safer Communities Improvement and Partnerships. At the end of 2018, she wrote a short blog post on her thoughts so far. Firstly a little introduction….I have worked in community safety in Fife since 2001, until 2015 within a policy role and […]

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Partnership review of Public Space CCTV

A partnership review of Public Space CCTV.  The Scottish Community Safety Network is taking forward work to review Public Space CCTV in Scotland. The research project (launched on 9 January) will review the current landscape for Public Space CCTV across Scotland and will identify future opportunities in terms of Community Safety Outcomes. COSLA, the Scottish […]

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RoSPA Tender Opportunity – keeping kids safe in the home

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a national charity whose main aim and mission is to exchange life-enhancing skills and knowledge to reduce serious accidental injuries. RoSPA Scotland has recently secured funding from the Safer Communities Division, Safer Communities Directorate for a new child safety awareness campaign.   The Project, named […]

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Are you OK?

The Scottish Community Safety Network produces a monthly newsletter. We do it every month. OBVS! Every month, we try to have a different broad theme. To date these have included remote and rural; engagement; housing; empowerment etc… This month. December. Christmas. It’s about Kindness. We did a gig last month. We put on a showing […]

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Question of the Month December 2018

We had no new Question of the Month in November, so we kept our previous question a little longer. In October, we asked: ‘Is the Community Empowerment Act making a difference in your context?’ The results were: Yes: 46% No: 31% Not sure: 23% Thanks to all those who took part in our poll!   […]

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