SCSN written evidence on Police Scotland drone use

SCSN recently submitted written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Joint Sub Committee on Policing on the use of drones (RPAS) by Police Scotland. You can read a section of our response below or download the full written evidence here. You can also read the Police Scotland response to the Joint Sub Committee on Policing here....

Question of the Month December 2020

Question of the Month Our Question of the Month for November was based around our #SCSNConversationsWith video interview with Wayne Mackay of Electrical Safety First. We discussed key messages around electrical safety ahead of Christmas. This included discussion of ensuring that any electrical items purchased online were from reputable/trustworthy retailers. We’re asked: ‘Are you planning...

Press Release: Experiences of Community Safety

Today the Scottish Community Safety Network have published a significant piece of research. ‘Experiences and Perceptions of Community Safety in Scotland’, produced by Robyn Bailey, Social Researcher for the Scottish Government, was commissioned by SCSN as part of the Scottish Government’s analytical exchange programme. The research was launched at a webinar on 1st December with...

Question of the Month November 2020

Question of the Month October 2020 – results Our Question of the Month for  October related to Bonfire Night and fireworks safety. SCSN was delighted to play a leading role in both the Fireworks Review Group and in a major campaign led by the Scottish SPCA #FireworksSafety campaign this year. We wanted to know how...

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...

Firework Review Group: Report to Scottish Government

The final report from the Firework Review Group presents recommendations to Scottish Ministers on tightening legislation on fireworks in Scotland. SCSN is one of the members of the Firework Review Group and have been heavily involved in work and campaigns around Firework Safety, most recently as one of the leading partners in the Scottish SPCA...

Question of the Month October 2020

Question of the Month Our Question of the Month for September related to our most recent ‘Conversations with…’ interview with Niven Rennie, Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. In the interview, we discussed a public health approach to reducing violence, as well as broader themes of trauma informed justice and rehabilitation of offenders. We...

SCSN Annual Report 2019/20 Published

It is a great honour to introduce the SCSN Annual Report for 2019/20,my first as Chair Person of the Board of Directors. My first year has been made so much easier from the excellent work by our previous Chair Mark McCall, our Board of Directors and our staff team. The focus of our work is...

SCSN review of Street Cones CPO film

by Dawn Exley, National Development Officer On Thursday 27th August, we attended the launch of the Street Cones ‘Something to Lose’.  Commissioned by Community Justice Glasgow, the film follows the fictional journey of a young man on a Community Payback Order ‘CPO’ and the impact it has on his life (as an alternative to a...