Question of the Month July 2021

June Question of the Month Results Our Question of the Month for June was based around the theme of Home Safety. Each year thousands of people are injured in avoidable accidents at home in Scotland.  We wanted to know: ‘Have you ever had an accident in the home that resulted in an injury requiring treatment?’...

Decrease in road casualties amidst drop in motor traffic

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland. Transport Scotland Statisticians today released provisional figures for road casualties showing a significant drop in 2020. The figures show the total number of casualties fell by 35% between 2019 and 2020 (from 7,718 to 4,992), the lowest number since annual records began in 1950.  One hundred and forty two...

Experiences & Perceptions of Community Safety: Free animation video resource published!

The Scottish Community Safety Network recently published a significant piece of research. ‘Experiences and Perceptions of Community Safety in Scotland’, produced by Robyn Bailey, Social Researcher for the Scottish Government, was commissioned by SCSN as part of the Scottish Government’s analytical exchange programme. The research was launched at a webinar on 1st December 2020 with practitioners...

Question of the Month June 2021

Our Question of the Month for May came from I Am Me Scotland. Last month we covered the ‘Keep Safe’ Initiative of I Am Me. You can find out more about the Keep Safe Initiative either by reading our last newsletter, or on their website here. They simply wanted to know: ‘Have you heard of...

Question of the Month May 2021

Question of the Month Results for April Our last newsletter was themed on the Year of Childhood 2021. In that newsletter, we covered the Scottish Youth Parliament Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Elections. Our Question of the Month was adapted from one of the policy recommendations from that manifesto. We asked: ‘Young offenders under the...

National Missing Persons Implementation Project

Since August 2019, Missing People have been working to deliver a free programme of consultancy, training and best practice sharing in selected local areas in Scotland to build on the excellent work already being delivered to support missing persons and their families, in line with The National Missing Persons Framework. In 2019 – 2020, the...

Community Safety & the parallel world of cyber safety

by Dawn Exley, SCSN National Development Officer The Scottish Government has put a lot of focus on the importance of the cyber world recently with the new Digital Strategy for Scotland, which is looking to keep Scotland apace by investing in infrastructure, breaking barriers to digital exclusion and providing more education and skills in digital....