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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 […]

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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 […]

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Consultation on police powers to search children and young people for alcohol

The Scottish Government is seeking views on whether the police should be given the following search powers; The power to search a child or young person under the age of 18 for alcohol, where a constable has reasonable grounds to suspect that the person is under the age of 18 and has alcohol in a […]

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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 […]

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Consultation on a draft code of practice for stop and search

The Scottish Government is seeking views on whether any changes should be made to the draft Code of Practice for Stop and Search before it comes into force. The Code of Practice on Stop and Search will set out rules and guidance on when and how Stop and Search is used, how the search would […]

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Crime and Justice Survey reveals fear of crime is falling

According to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014-15 the majority of adults (74%) felt very safe or fairly safe walking alone after dark, up from 66% in 2008/09 and 72% in 2012-13. The likelihood of becoming a victim of crime in Scotland has also fallen to 14.5%, meaning one in seven adults are now […]

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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 […]

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Additional funding to support participatory budgeting in Scotland

A £2 million investment is enabling greater roll out of a programme which is giving people the power to make decisions on spending in their local area. The new Community Choices Fund aims to build on the £500,000 invested in participatory budgeting projects in 14 local authority areas in 2015/16 and the further initiatives taking […]

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April 2016 Safety NET-works

Our latest newsletter is now available April 2016 Safety NETworks

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