Question of the Month January 2020

Our Question of the Month for December 2019 was themed around winter safety and community resilience. We asked: ‘Will you check in on a neighbour this Christmas?’ 43% said Yes 43% said No 14% said Not sure Thanks to all of those who took part in our poll! Question of the Month January 2020 This […]

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Guest article: No limits for Springburn Academy’s young people 

Guest article from the Wise Group The Wise Group is a social enterprise with one overarching aim – to lift people out of poverty. Our work supports a broad church – people caught up in crime, households experiencing fuel poverty and fuel fear and those for whom learning new skills will help them find and stay in […]

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SCSN Annual Survey 2019

We are delighted to share the results of our 2019 Annual Survey with you. Member feedback is incredibly valuable to us and we are very pleased that this year’s survey results are a good news story. You can view the Annual Survey results here.

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Community Planning & Community Safety – Guest Article

by Alasdair Mathers, Community Planning Managers Network member Any views expressed here are personal and do not represent the views of my employer, or of the community planning managers network for Scotland of which I am a member. Firstly, can I thank SCSN for inviting me to write a short piece on, as it was put to […]

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Question of the Month December 2019

Our Question of the Month for November came from Leah Lockhart, a freelance design researcher and facilitator, and was based around our digital and cyber themed newsletter. We asked whether people agreed or disagreed with the following statement: With regard to transformation, it is important for digital to be resourced and developed as a specialist […]

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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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