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 and 5 other partners.  We have, as yet, been unable to make contact with a number of local authorities, which we believe is indicative of their redeployment into front line work as well as issues around IT and system accessibility at this time.

Over time, there might be implications for information flow if these important link roles continue to be deployed to the frontline for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to collect as much feedback as we can in the coming weeks and update you on this changing national picture and emerging issues as they unfold.  As always, we continue to offer support, assistance and help making connections at this time.

Read the report in full here.