Pilot scheme to tack A&E violence introduced in Glasgow

  A new project intended to tackle violence in A&E departments has been introduced in Glasgow. The Navigators Scheme, funded by Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit has been operating at Glasgow Royal Infirmary since December 2015. The project involves two navigators who work to establish a connection with people who are victims or perpetrators of...

Question of the Month – results

Last month’s you might have seen our feature on the ‘In town, slow down’ campaign which is urging motorists to be extra careful in towns and cities and to slow their speed to 20mph. As part of our Question of the Month feature, we asked you whether you thought 20mph speed limited in towns and...

SCSN is on the move!

After five years in our current office our lease has come to an end and SCSN will now be moving a whole 130 yards to new offices at 34B North West Thistle Street Lane EH2 1EA, which Google maps advise it will only take two minutes to walk to from our present office.  As with...

New £17 million CashBack funding announced

Some of the country’s most disadvantaged young people will benefit from a further £17 million seized from criminals. The money will be used to provide activities and opportunities as part of the next phase of CashBack for Communities which will run from 1 April 2017 until 21 March 2020 – with applications for funding opening...

Consultation on age of criminal responsibility

The Scottish Government are seeking views on the principle of raising the age of criminal responsibility from 8 to 12. The age of criminal responsibility is a significant and complex policy area, which raises sensitivities due to the potential for rare, serious cases involving young children. Children under 12 cannot be prosecuted in court in...

Consultation on seatbelt requirements on dedicated school transport

Seat belts play an important role in keeping people safe whilst travelling in motor vehicles and the Scottish Government has had long-standing intentions to introduce legislation which would require councils to stipulate, within any dedicated school transport contracts with bus operators that the vehicles used must be fitted with seat belts. Dedicated school transport in...

Call to action to reduce drowning

On 29 February, UK Transport Minister Robert Goodwin launched a national drowning prevention strategy that aims to halve the number of fatal incidents on or near water. The document, created in response to the World Health Organisation’s report on global drowning, is the first drowning prevention strategy within the UK. About 400 people drown and...