SCSN is primarily a membership organisation that brings together representatives from across the community safety sector to achieve a shared vision of safer, healthier and happier communities. We are the strategic voice for community safety in Scotland. We also host Home Safety Scotland (a forum of home safety organisations and professionals).
- Short SCSN Statement on Dangerous Dogs
- Safer Drug Consumption Rooms: Bringing Communities with Us
- Question of the Month September 2023
- Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation
- Samaritans: Asking directly about suicidal thoughts can help save lives
- SCSN publishes response to Victims, Witnesses, Crime & Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill
- Latest Blog: Accessibility, Adaptability & Usability of Scotland’s Homes Consultation
- Strengthening local democracy
- SCSN Member & Stakeholder Survey 2022/23 Results Published
SCSN on Twitter
Experiences & Perceptions of Community Safety
In 2020 we published research on ‘Experiences & Perceptions of Community Safety’ in Scotland. We produced this short animation which summarised this research and some of it’s main conclusions – including around how women, LGBTQI people, ethnic minorities, disabled people and people of different ages experience community safety.
Anti-Social Behaviour Animation
This animation has been developed with children, young people and a range of organisation from across Scotland, including the Scottish Community Safety Network.
The animation is part of a full ASB awareness lesson available from iammescotlandeducation.org.uk
- Working Together to Prevent Suicide: with John Gibson, CEO, The Canmore Trust
- Thinking about Hope and Community Safety: with Prof. Niven Rennie, Chair of The Hope Collective
- Inclusive Home Adaptations: with Dr Vikki McCall, University of Stirling
- Wisdom of Trauma Film Screening Panel Discussion
- Safer Communities Scotland Podcast: A Trauma Informed Society – with Aidan Martin
- Thinking about Cyber Security – with Kirstie Steele and Mike Smith, Cyber and Fraud Centre
- #FireworkSafety: Gilly Mendes Ferreira, SSPCA
- Keeping the Peace: Mark Nicol, Community Improvement Partnership Lead, Wheatley Group
- Celebrating 25 Years: In Conversation with Shirley McLaren
- Celebrating 25 Years: In Conversation With…Liz Lumsden, RoSPA
We’ve been running a number of online webinar events over the past few months and we have been providing write ups of these in the SCSN Learning section of our website, as well as video recordings of these events. You can also check out the Events Section of our website for upcoming community safety related events from partner organisations.
- Wilful Fire Raising Prevention – 7 September
- Restorative Justice and ASB – 19 September
Email email@example.com if you’d like to attend these short luncthime seminars.
Community Safety Media Monitor
The SCSN Media Monitor provides a snapshot of Community Safety related media/press stories.
Some of the stories are not from Scotland, but are included as developments in the rest of the UK and internationally may be relevant to community safety discussions here in Scotland. We will only source articles from media/press sources that correspond with our values as an organisation and that refrain from using stigmatising language or images.
Click on the Media Monitor image opposite to download the most recent edition!
Theme of the Month: Mental Health
This month, we’re thinking about Mental Health. We’ll be marking World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September and focusing our social media content & Safety NETworks Newsletter on mental health, as well as publishing a great new Podcast episode.
SCSN Strategic Plan
This plan is the culmination of many months of work including a staff and board strategy day and a member and stakeholder engagement event.
The member and stakeholder event held in March 2019 saw us invite those who are part of our organisations, as well as our partners, to help us literally draw up our new strategic plan with the help of the fantastic Clare Mills from Listen Think Draw. The final result is a Strategic Plan which is simple, easy to read, co-designed and graphically illustrated.
Find out more about our Strategic Plan, the process of creating it and view it here.