Publications Overview

Core to SCSN work is facilitating information sharing so that stakeholders are informed of and engaged with new and emerging practice and national policy. In this section you will find a full range of publications covering both local and national practice, data sources and community safety related policy and strategy documents.

Safety NET-works

Safety NET-works is SCSN’s monthly newsletter which includes all the latest news from SCSN and across the community safety sector.

Practice Case Studies

Across Scotland, a range of projects are run each year with the ultimate aim of making our communities safer. Practice Case Studies highlight the work of local and national projects and provide a vehicle to share learning across a range community safety themes.

SCSN Publications

SCSN publications are produced through research with our member organisations. They provide a snapshot of where community safety in Scotland is at and how the community safety sector is contributing to the national anenda and national drivers.

Policy and Strategy 

This section provides both current and historical publications of relevance to the community safety sector; providing a one stop centre to access policy frameworks and research materials produced by the Scottish Government and other partners and agencies.

Effective Interventions

Produced in partnership with Glasgow University, Effective Intervention Reviews provide independent academic research from across the UK on a range of community safety topics. The reports are exclusively drawn from research that has demonstrated a rigorous evaluation methodology.

National Data Sources

The community safety sector in Scotland has and continues to be groundbreaking in its extensive use of evidence to direct service delivery. This section provides current statistical evidence to support a broad range of safety initiatives.