Fearless/CrimeStoppers launch fireworks misuse campaign

Appeal to young people to anonymously speak up as charity Fearless.org helps stop fireworks misuse Fearless.org – the youth programme of independent charity Crimestoppers – has today launched its annual fireworks misuse campaign at Scotland’s biggest school – Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow. Alongside Police and Scottish Fire Rescue Service, the youth charity welcomed Minister...

Control of dangerous dogs – revised protocol

This protocol is intended to aid local authorities and Police Scotland with the decision making process when considering how best to deal with complaints relating to irresponsible dog ownership within our communities. It has been developed by local authorities, Police Scotland, the National Dog Warden Association, Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland...

Adopting a trauma informed approach in Scotland

Guest article by Laura James, Improvement Service “(If people were trained in trauma)… it would have made a huge difference at the start for me” – member of SafeLives Authentic Voice panel Responding to psychological trauma is, now more than ever, a public health priority. COVID-19 and the restrictions put in place to contain the...

Question of the Month October 2021

Our Question of the Month in our August newsletter came from SallyAnn Kelly, Chief Executive of the Aberlour Children’s Trust, & emerged from the #SCSNConversationsWith… discussion with her, which you can view here. We asked: “Should Scotland provide care experienced young people with a guaranteed income up to the age of 30?” 59.26% said Yes...

SCSN seeks new board Chair & trustees

We are currently seeking to recruit a new Chair for the SCSN board. We are also interested in recruiting new trustees. Chair Person Role The Scottish Community Safety Network (The SCSN) is looking for an experienced Chairperson with knowledge of community safety and an understanding of the third sector and its interaction with government, statutory,...

Multiple agency campaign asks people to consider #FireworkSafety

Scotland’s leading authorities are issuing a stark reminder of the devastating impact that fireworks use and the sight and sound of fireworks can have on people and animals.   The Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Scotland, the Scottish SPCA and many more have come together for the second year running...

SCSN proud to support Challenge Poverty Week 2021

Challenge Poverty Week 2021, a campaign by the Poverty Alliance, runs between 4th-10th October. The SCSN is pleased to support Challenge Poverty Week. We believe that tackling poverty is central to building safer communities. We absolutely stand behind the key messages of Challenge Poverty Week, which are: Too many people in our society are locked...

SCSN Annual Report 2020-21

We were delighted to publish our Annual Report 2020-21 at our recent AGM held on 15 September. As ever, we’ve been keen to present our Annual Report in innovative new ways, so this year we have produced a highlights video to accompany our more detailed formal Annual Report document. We were delighted with the feedback...

Blog Series: SCSN 4 day week pilot begins!

The SCSN Board recently approved a six month trial of a four day working week for our staff team. There’s been a lot of momentum gaining around this idea, with successful pilots having been trialled in other countries, and Scottish Government backing the idea as a way of improving work/life balance of employees – without...