Question of the Month May 2022

Our Question of the Month for March – April related to our recently completed 6 month trial of a four day working week for the SCSN staff team. We’re currently in the process of collating feedback from our staff team, members and stakeholders before making a final decision on whether to adopt a four day...

Monthly Safer Communities & Justice Brief

The Safer Communities & Justice Brief for April – covering the period up to 28th April. The purpose of this briefing is to provide, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. The brief includes a special feature on its back page. This month’s...

Water Safety Action Plan published

New safety measures introduced to protect the public. A Water Safety Action Plan has been published to improve safety around Scottish waters including extra funding, updated signs and lesson plans for pupils. The plan has been drawn up by the Scottish Government and a range of key organisations following a number of tragic water deaths...

Question of the Month March 2022

February Results Our Question of the Month for February-March related to LGBT History Month. As covered in our Equalities Edition, the UK was recently listed by the European Council alongside Russia, Turkey, Hungary and Poland as being a hostile environment for LGBT people, largely driven by increasing discussion around trans rights – with LGBT hate...

Question of the Month February 2022

Our Question of the Month for January related to our ongoing four day week trial. The SCSN has been working a four day week since October and so far so good! Our Senior National Development Officer Dave Shea has written two blog posts at the beginning and midpoint of our pilot. A final post will...

Community Safety Partnership Resource Toolkit published

We are delighted to share with you our 2021 Community Safety Partnership Resource Pack. You may remember, this summer, the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) contacted Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) across Scotland to request information on their governance, structure, membership and partnership arrangements. From this request, we collected data from a sample of around a...

Question of the Month December 2021

Our Question of the Month for November was based on our ‘Climate Change & Community Safety’ themed newsletter and came from our #SCSNConversationsWith… interview with Stewart Prodger of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). We asked: ‘Are you actively doing things which will improve long term community safety by reducing contributions to climate change?’ · 83%...

Question of the Month November 2021

Our last Question of the Month was based around the themes of crime, punishment and rehabilitation – and came from Professor Fergus McNeill linking to his article on the Distant Voices Festival. We asked: Are you doing all that you can and should to help reintegrate people who have served their time in prison or...

Question of the Month

Our last newsletter was themed on ‘Trauma Informed Practice’. We featured a guest article by Laura James of the Improvement Service, who also provided our Question of the Month. We asked: “Have you ever accessed training or resources related to trauma-informed practice in your work?” · 87% said Yes (13 votes) · 13% said No (2 votes)...

Adopting a trauma informed approach in Scotland

Guest article by Laura James, Improvement Service “(If people were trained in trauma)… it would have made a huge difference at the start for me” – member of SafeLives Authentic Voice panel Responding to psychological trauma is, now more than ever, a public health priority. COVID-19 and the restrictions put in place to contain the...