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...

SPARC: Rural Crime update October 2021

The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime recently published their October 2021 update. Read the October briefing below. The number of rural crimes recorded throughout Scotland spiked and was the highest number recorded in a month for 2021.  In terms of overall rural crimes reported, Lothians & The Scottish Borders area was the most targeted, (almost...

Artists inspired by Scotland’s messages to COP26

A set of nine artworks depict why the people of Scotland care about the climate and nature emergency. This is part of a climate change campaign that has gathered support from people around Scotland to send a message to leaders attending COP26 in Glasgow. Climate Scotland has collected over 7,000 voices from across the nation,...

CO Awareness Week: Free Training

22nd November is the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week – free training The Gas Safe Charity is offering free carbon monoxide (CO) Zoom workshops this Autumn to help launch Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week on the 22nd November. As the days get colder and the heating is turned on, the potential risks of CO poisoning increase. The workshops...

SCSN statement on Police drones & body worn cameras report

SCSN statement on Police drones & body worn cameras report The Scottish Community Safety Network welcomes the Justice Sub-committee on Policing’s – 1st report on Police Scotland’s use of remote piloted aircraft systems and body worn video cameras ): and supports the recommendations made. In particular we welcome the call for enhanced scrutiny and transparency and...

SPARC rural crime update

SPARC Rural Crime Update The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime has shared an update of the latest developments in rural crime: As with the past few months, for the month of October again in terms of overall rural crimes reported and from all estimated and actual costs quoted, Lothians & Borders division followed by Aberdeenshire...

SCSN Chief Exec Nominated for Third Sector Award

In September, the Board of Directors were notified that Lorraine Gillies had been shortlisted in the ‘Rising Chief Executive’ Category of the Third Sector Awards. The Third Sector Awards are open to all UK based registered charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. It was clear to the Board of Directors that Lorraine fitted the criteria...