Call to oppose the REUL Bill: Protect Our People!

The Scottish Community Safety Network has added it’s support to a new campaign by our friends at RoSPA to oppose the Retained EU Law Bill. The Retained EU Law Bill (REUL), currently going through parliament, threatens to abolish approximately 4000 pieces of longstanding legal protections on 31 December. This would spell catastrophe for the health...

Remember, remember… the impact of fireworks   

While fireworks can be great fun, they can be dangerous if not used properly. During the bonfire season, most firework injuries treated at emergency departments happen at informal private displays. Over half of those requiring treatment are children. Rockets are responsible for the majority of serious eye and hand injuries, however sparklers, fountains and firecrackers...

Multi-agency firework safety group launches new campaign

Scotland’s leading authorities have launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the devastating impact that fireworks can have on people and animals.   The group, which includes the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Scotland, the Scottish SPCA and many more have joined forces for the third year running to...

Climate Change & Community Safety Special

In November last year, Glasgow held the COP26 Climate Conference. Like many people, we’d also been becoming increasingly aware of news items/articles, research and warnings being issued by climate scientists – which began to make it crystal clear that climate change would have a serious impact across a range of community safety areas of interest....

Campaign to urge reporting of sexual harassment on Scotland’s railways

Crimestoppers Scotland, BTP Scotland, Network Rail and the Rail industry raise awareness about what constitutes sexual harassment, encouraging reporting and helping to make sure there is no unsafe space on Scotland’s railways. Research shows people don’t realise that behaviours like wolf whistling, leering/staring or deliberately invading personal space are forms of sexual harassment. Crimestoppers Scotland...

Don’t ho-ho-hold back on speaking up urges charity

New campaign to help keep teenagers on track to have a safe Christmas Fearless – the youth service of independent charity Crimestoppers – is today launching a new Christmas campaign across Scotland to encourage young people to speak up 100% anonymously when they have valuable information about crime over the festive season. Supported by Network...

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...

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...