Job Opportunity: Safer Homes Officer, SFRS

Our partners at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are currently recruiting for the post of Safer Homes Officer. This is a full-time post for 3 years, working 35 hours per week, however applications from individuals seeking to work on a part time, job share or flexible working basis would be considered. The Safer Homes...

Question of the Month February 2023

January Results Our Question of the Month from January related to the raft of media reports of serious misconduct by serving police officers in the London Metropolitan Police – and other Police forces around the country – following the conviction of David Carrick in January. We asked: “Is reporting of misconduct in the London Metropolitan...

Let’s talk about anti-social behaviour…

by Lorraine Gillies, SCSN Chief Officer The Scottish Community Safety Network has a special interest in anti-social behaviour. Just before lockdown in 2020, we hosted a fishbowl discussion on antisocial behaviour as part of the Firestarter Festival. The discussion centred on how society and policy could view antisocial behaviour with a more compassionate, trauma-informed lens that accounts...

Product Safety: Funding for public awareness campaigns available

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) as the national regulator for products has responsibility for protecting people and places from product related harm and ensuring consumers and businesses can buy and sell products with confidence. To support this aim OPSS provides public safety information materials, and this financial year has funding available to...

Question of the Month December 2022

Question of the Month November Results Our Question of the Month for November to December was based around the #16DaysofActivism on Violence Against Women & Girls. In our last newsletter, we covered a new online resource from the charity Refuge which helps people to identify and offers support around ‘Tech Abuse’. We asked: “Would you...

Community Safety Does Christmas Movies!

For each of the past few years at Christmas, we’ve taken a light hearted festive look at community safety issues. In 2020 we had our 12 Days of Community Safety. Last year we did our Community Safety Christmas Chart List. This year, we asked our staff team to pick two of their favourite Christmas movies...

Question of the Month November 2022

Results for October Our Question of the Month for  October was themed around the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals #FireworkSafety campaign, of which we are proud members. In the lead up to bonfire night, we asked: ‘Does your pet show signs of distress when fireworks are going off?’ · 79% said Yes...

Question of the Month October 2022

Our Question of the Month for September came prior to a roundtable discussion event we held on the Cost of Living Crisis – and the publication of our new ‘Cost of Living & Community Safety’ Briefing Paper. We asked: ‘Do you think the Cost of Living Crisis is a Community Safety issue?’ 93% said Yes...

Retained EU Law Bill & Community Safety

by Dawn Exley, National Development Officer The Retained EU Law bill was introduced to parliament by the UK Government on 22nd September 2022.  It is a reform bill which aims to abolish EU law in the UK to easily enable the UK Government to amend, appeal and replace each currently retained EU law.  Currently there...

Question of the Month September 2022

Results for August Our Question of the Month for August related to our ‘Alcohol & Other Drugs’ themed newsletter, and our Podcast/SCSN Conversations With…interview with Simon McLean of LEAP Scotland. We asked: “Do you believe prohibition of drugs makes communities safer or more dangerous?” 16% said ‘Safer’ (5 votes) 75% said ‘More Dangerous’ (24 votes)...