New: Developing a Community Safety Narrative for Scotland

SCSN were delighted to have Tricia Spacey seconded to work between SCSN and the Scottish Government from late 2018 into early 2019. We are now equally delighted to publish her report: Developing a Community Safety Narrative for Scotland. Introduction What is meant by community safety, or safer communities, has broadened over the years, and the […]

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Question of the Month May 2019

Our Question of the Month for April came from Gil Gillies, Youth Worker and husband of our Chief Officer.  He is currently working with Gypsie Travelling people and he asked: 28.1% of Gypsy Traveller Leavers leave school with no qualifications at SCQF level 3 or higher, compared to 1.9% for all secondary school leavers. Is […]

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Question of the Month April 2019

Our last Question of the Month was in our February ‘Relationships’ edition of our newsletter. We interviewed Rose Fitzpatrick, Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group, and she wanted to know: ‘Do you believe that suicide prevention should be everyone’s business?’ 97% of respondents said yes (32 votes) 3% said no (1 vote) Thanks […]

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Turning the tide: Working together to prevent drowning in Scotland – Guest Blog

Scotland’s rate of accidental drowning is almost double the UK average Scotland carries a disproportionate rate of accidental drowning fatalities in comparison to other areas within the UK. This will come as little to surprise given that the country has an estimated 30,000 freshwater lochs and a huge coastline, giving residents and visitors considerable access […]

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SCSN Focus on Rural Affairs

There has been a lot of news content in relation to rural Scotland in the past month and, along with our own focus on rural and ‘remote’ areas we thought we’d give a brief summary below. There are some links if you’re interested in finding out more! Rural issues highlighted in Brexit report A report […]

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Thinking about trauma, suicide and health inequalities on LGBT History Month

by David Barbour, SCSN Communications Officer February is LGBT History Month. It’s a month where LGBT people reflect on our past, present and future. We remember and celebrate those who came before us and the struggles they faced to progress legal equality and shift social attitudes, we take stock of where we are now, and […]

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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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