UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Scotland – Carlene McCavoy, RoSPA

Reproduced on our website with the permission of RoSPA. You can find the original article here. “In serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity.” (Carol Bellamy, Former Executive Director of UNICEF). In April 2019, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon committed to passing a law by 2021 that would […]

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Are you measuring what matters? – Nicola Swan, ESS

Have you ever thought… … I know my work is helping change attitudes about home safety but I’m only reporting on numbers of people I talk to. I don’t think it shows the full picture.  … I’m not sure what I could be measuring to show the difference I am making! … When reporting on […]

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Question of the Month November 2019

Our Question of the Month last month related to our Fireworks and Bonfire Night themed newsletter. We asked: Should support from the Community Planning Partnership be provided to community groups to put on organised bonfire/fireworks displays? 56% of respondents said Yes (9 votes) 38% of respondents said No (6 votes) 6% of respondents weren’t sure. […]

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60 seconds with Leah Lochkhart – On Digital

Our November 2019 newsletter was themed on Digital and Cyber and so we interviewed Leah Lockhart, a freelance design researcher and facilitator, about her thoughts on all things digital – including digital resilience and Digital First. You can also view a video interview with Leah on our Youtube channel here. The Carnegie Trust recently produced […]

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Recent Data and Research Publications – Hannah Dickson

The last month or so has been pretty exciting for those of us with a keen interest in data and research with a lot of publications relevant to safer communities. The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) published a report ‘Taking Stock of Violence in Scotland Report’ which compiles the wealth of research […]

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SCSN in Luxembourg!

The Scottish Community Safety Network were able to showcase our Measuring What Matters framework at the recent EU-Safety conference in Luxembourg. The Conference, held by the Luxembourg Institute of Health and EuroSafe, was focused on research which enhances the impact of strategies and actions and included a range of presentations, workshops and discussions on preventing […]

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Is it time for a new dialogue on ASB?

Is it time for a new dialogue on antisocial behaviour? – FSF 2020 event The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) is the national forum for officers who are responsible for the strategic development of community safety at both local and national level, in the private, public and voluntary sector. We are the strategic voice for […]

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Czeching out Prague with Elevate – Blog

From September 24-28 this year, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to visit Prague through Elevate, a Public Social Partnership (PSP) working to get people in recovery from substance use back into employment. When I tried to write this blog, I was running at four pages and not even half way through! […]

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Question of the Month October 2019

Last month, our National Development Officer published a Briefing Paper on the evidence around sentencing and stop & search in response to UK Government policy announcements, and it received some great coverage. Our Question of the Month related to that. We asked people what they thought: ‘Based on the available evidence, increasing prison sentences will […]

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NEW BLOG: Every other meeting…

by Lorraine Gillies, Chief Officer of SCSN & Neighbourhood Watch Scotland The Scottish Community Safety Network team go to and put on a lot of meetings and events.  I was at one the other day when someone said something that struck me.  “I’m only allowed to go to every other meeting”.  This from a professional […]

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