Wellbeing Fund deadline extended

The Wellbeing Fund aims to support organisations across the third sector that are providing important services to people who are most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This forms part of a £350 million package from the Scottish Government. This round of funding opened for applications on 8th May 2020. To be considered for funding, applications must be received by noon on 22nd May 2020. Your activity should […]

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Implications for Road Safety from Covid 19

by Hannah Dickson, Development Manager The Covid19 pandemic has seen the biggest change in travel patterns in recent memory with UK and Scottish Government guidance on only taking essential journeys (by any mode) supported by emergency legislation giving Police forces additional powers to advise and enforce where necessary. At the Scottish Community Safety Network we’ve […]

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Question of the Month May 2020

Our Question of the Month for April was around working from home. Very many of us have been forced to switch to full time home working during the Covid 19 pandemic, and we know this has raised some practical issues, including around home safety, as well as some possible emotional issues. So we asked: How […]

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60 second interview with Lesley Rudd

Interview with Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive, Electrical Safety First Lesley Rudd became Chief Executive of leading UK charity, Electrical Safety First (ESF), at the beginning of this year. In this introductory Q&A, she explains how the Charity is supporting people during lockdown – and some of the pioneering work it is undertaking in Scotland. Q:  […]

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Covid 19 and the role of evidence in policymaking

by Mariah Kelly, Business Support Assitant (Events) Last year, I wrote an essay on ‘evidence-based policy’ for my MSc Health Policy programme. This focused on the political nature and application of evidence and argued that this phrase doesn’t accurately represent the policymaking process. For several years, SCSN have also been interested in the role of […]

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Crimestoppers Covid 19 Domestic Abuse Campaign

As more people are isolated during the Coronavirus pandemic, the charity Crimestoppers Scotland is launching a new campaign across the country appealing for information from people who are aware of Domestic Abuse happening to friends, family, work colleagues or neighbours. Domestic Abuse can be physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial. Often neighbours, family and friends […]

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Kindness after the Storm?

by Dawn Exley, SCSN Business Development Officer At a time like this, kindness is really on everyone’s mind.  The Covid-19 crisis has brought to focus more than ever before that we need to look out for each other, be good to one another and be empathetic to each person’s particular situation, whether it does or […]

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Covid 19 & the LGBT+ Community

by David Barbour, SCSN Communications Officer I am a gay man and for many years I have worked within the LGBT+ community in various roles to tackle health inequalities affecting our communities. There has been a lot of talk about how the Covid 19 virus doesn’t discriminate in terms of who gets sick and which […]

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Was there ever a better time for partnership working? Blog

The Rise of Community Safety Partnerships – by Lorraine Gillies, SCSN Chief Officer Over the last few weeks, SCSN have made contact with a number of CSPs and community safety practitioners to find out how they have been coping under the strain of COVID-19, the immediate effect of this unprecedented situation and the key emerging […]

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Preliminary Report of Covid 19 & Community Safety Partnerships Survey

Over the last few weeks, SCSN have made contact with a number of CSPs and community safety practitioners to find out how they have been coping under the strain of COVID-19, the immediate effect of this unprecedented situation and the key emerging themes so far. We have managed to make contact with 20 local authorities […]

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