New Home Safety Fund Launches with Focus on Children’s Safety

A new Home Safety Fund, focussing on children’s safety at home, launches today. The Mark McCall Home Safety Fund will award £3,000 to a single winning application for projects providing safety equipment to children under the age of five. The winner will be announced at the Scottish Parliament during the Cross Party Group on Accident...

Water Safety Scotland issues ice safety advice

As temperatures in Scotland head in a downward trajectory, Water Safety Scotland (WSS) is issuing a warning about the dangers that frozen-over water bodies present. WSS aims to prevent needless deaths and accidents, and also to alert the public that the majority of the ice-related incidents involve children or dog walkers.  Jen Foley from Water...

Product Safety Intervention: Belling, New World & Stoves gas cookers

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has intervened to ensure that more than 66,000 dangerous Belling, New World and Stoves gas cookers which pose a carbon monoxide poisoning risk will be made safe through a modification programme. Parent company Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA) has agreed to visit every home containing the affected...

Marches & Parades Working Group Report published

Recommendations to improve how marches and parades are planned and organised across Scotland have been published. The Short Life Working Group on Processions in Scotland was set up following a pledge by the First Minister last year to consider if an approach similar to that taken in Northern Ireland should be adopted here. The report...

Electrical Safety Fund open for applications

Responding to the cost of living crisis, campaigning charity, Electrical Safety First, has launched a grant scheme to help reduce electrical risk in the home. Around half of all domestic fires in the UK are caused by electricity, with most arising from electrical products. The charity has made up to £100,000 available, via its Electrical...

Mark McCall Home Safety Fund announced

SCSN are delighted to announce the creation of the Mark McCall Home Safety Fund, in partnership with RoSPA and Fife Council. Mark McCall was former Chair Person of the SCSN board of directors and played an instrumental role in the evolution and development of our organisation. Mark was also Service Manager for Housing at Fife...

New Scottish Flood Forecast from SEPA

On 12 May, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency launched a new daily 3-day flood forecast produced by the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service (SFFS). The SFFS is a partnership between SEPA and the Met Office. The Scottish Flood Forecast is the public version of the daily Flood Guidance Statement(FGS) we issue to Civil Contingencies Category 1...

SCSN Annual Member & Stakeholder Survey 2021/22

We are the strategic voice for community safety in Scotland and through working collaboratively with our members and partner agencies we work so that: Leadership is improved across the community safety sector Community Safety is valued and integrated across relevant policy areas Our members feel they are able to deliver their community safety outcomes and have...

Get involved in Home Safety in Scotland!

HOME SAFETY SCOTLAND (HSS) REPRESENTATION & PARTICIPATION The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) hosts Home Safety Scotland (HSS), a quarterly online forum – a community of interest and excellence – for professionals focussed on home safety. HSS is a knowledge exchange network, promoting the sharing of best practice. It offers regular opportunity to hear expert...