Question of the Month November 2020

Question of the Month October 2020 – results Our Question of the Month for  October related to Bonfire Night and fireworks safety. SCSN was delighted to play a leading role in both the Fireworks Review Group and in a major campaign led by the Scottish SPCA #FireworksSafety campaign this year. We wanted to know how...

SPARC rural crime update

SPARC Rural Crime Update The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime has shared an update of the latest developments in rural crime: As with the past few months, for the month of October again in terms of overall rural crimes reported and from all estimated and actual costs quoted, Lothians & Borders division followed by Aberdeenshire...

Media Release: New Research on Anti-Social Behaviour Published

Today the Scottish Community Safety Network, has launched a significant piece of research. ‘The Scottish Picture of Antisocial Behaviour (ASB)’ report, produced by Robyn Bailey, Social Researcher for the Scottish Government was commissioned as part of our ongoing conversation around a ‘new dialogue’ on ASB in Scotland and facilitated as part of the Scottish Government’s...

Firework Review Group: Report to Scottish Government

The final report from the Firework Review Group presents recommendations to Scottish Ministers on tightening legislation on fireworks in Scotland. SCSN is one of the members of the Firework Review Group and have been heavily involved in work and campaigns around Firework Safety, most recently as one of the leading partners in the Scottish SPCA...

Briefing Paper: Programme for Government 2021

SCSN Briefing Paper: Programme for Government 2021 At the beginning of September, the Scottish Government set out the actions they will take in the coming year and beyond in their Programme for Government (PfG) ‘Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland’, which includes the legislative programme for the next parliamentary year. By the Government’s own admission, this is...

SCSN supports SPCA #FireworkSafety campaign

Multiple agencies warn of dangers of firework displays due to pandemic Leading authorities in Scotland are warning of the increase in private fireworks displays due to the likelihood organised displays will be cancelled because of coronavirus restrictions. The agencies include the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Community Safety Network,...

SCSN Chief Exec Nominated for Third Sector Award

In September, the Board of Directors were notified that Lorraine Gillies had been shortlisted in the ‘Rising Chief Executive’ Category of the Third Sector Awards. The Third Sector Awards are open to all UK based registered charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. It was clear to the Board of Directors that Lorraine fitted the criteria...

Question of the Month October 2020

Question of the Month Our Question of the Month for September related to our most recent ‘Conversations with…’ interview with Niven Rennie, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. In the interview, we discussed a public health approach to reducing violence, as well as broader themes of trauma informed justice and rehabilitation of offenders. We...

Talking shops, or conversations for systems change?

Hannah Dickson, Development Manager, SCSN For a while I’ve been intrigued by the term ‘talking shop’ – for many working in the public sector this means a place or group regarded as a centre for unproductive talk rather than action, with endless pre-meetings, meetings and papers. For others, talking is a key mechanism for understanding...

SCSN Annual Report 2019/20 Published

It is a great honour to introduce the SCSN Annual Report for 2019/20,my first as Chair Person of the Board of Directors. My first year has been made so much easier from the excellent work by our previous Chair Mark McCall, our Board of Directors and our staff team. The focus of our work is...