What we say, and how we say it matters to our safety

by Lorraine Gillies, CEO of the The SCSN Originally published in 1919 Magazine I’m the Chef Executive Officer of the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN). Ours is a vital organisation, working in the background to support Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) and others tasked with keeping you, me, and our communities safe.  We need your help...

Three reasons why cyber security awareness is important for everyone

Guest blog by Leo Clarke Consulting In the digital age, cyber security has become a household term. With the increasing dependence on technology, both in personal and professional spaces, the threat of cyber attacks has grown exponentially. In the corporate world, data breaches can do significant and even irreparable damage to a firm’s reputation. In...

Question of the Month November 2023

October Results Our Question of the Month for October related to our Firework Safety & Bonfire Night newsletter theme for last month. We wanted to know to what extent people were aware of changes to legislation around fireworks in Scotland since 2022. You can find out more about changes to fireworks legislation in Scotland here....

Question of the Month October 2023

September Results Our Question of the Month for September was based on our ‘Mental Health & Suicide Prevention’ themed newsletter. We published a new Safer Communities Scotland Podcast on ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’ with John Gibson of the Canmore Trust & marked World Suicide Prevention Day on 11 September. In the Podcast we discussed...

Domestic Homicide Review Model: Give your views!

There’s still time for you to give your views to shape the development of multi-agency Domestic Homicide Review model for Scotland.  The Scottish Government are undertaking engagement with professionals and those with  lived experience until Monday 30 October.    There are a number of ways to take part depending on what works best for you...

A Day with Dr Gabor Mate: ACE Aware Nation Conference

by David Barbour, SCSN Communications Officer On Saturday 30th of September I was privileged to attend the ACE Aware Nation Conference where for the second time in four years, the guest of honour and keynote speaker was the world-renowned expert on trauma, addiction and childhood development – Dr Gabor Mate. You may have attended or...