Road Safety Framework to 2030 published

SCSN welcomes the recent publication of the Road Safety Framework to 2030 by Transport Scotland. We were pleased to play a part in its development as members of the operational partnership and stakeholder groups. We welcome the continued focus on speed in the new Road Safety Framework to 2030. Looking forward, we believe there are...

Thinking about LGBTQI Experiences of Community Safety

By David Barbour, SCSN Comms Officer and current Chair of the Glasgow LGBTQI Substance Use Partnership February is LGBT History Month. There is so much I can write about on this topic in normal times, but of course these are not normal times. As with other minority groups, the LGBTQI community has unsurprisingly also been...

SCSN Manifesto for 2021 Scottish Parliamentary Elections

SCSN Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary Elections The Scottish Community Safety Network’s ambition is that CommunitySafety is valued and integrated across all relevant policy areas.We are committed to working to achieve a fairer and more equalScotland. There is so much across the Community Safety landscapewhere we’d like to see focus, investment and change. This...

‘Ask for ANI’ scheme

The Home Office has issued a briefing for local partners on the new ‘Ask for ANI’ codeword scheme developed to help victims of domestic violence signal that they need emergency assistance from their local pharmacy. Read an excerpt below and download the full briefing at the foot of this page. What is Ask for ANI?...

Question of the Month January 2021

Question of the Month for December: Results Our Question of the Month for December followed the release of the latest Drug Death figures for Scotland, which saw another record set with 1,264 deaths recorded in 2019. SCSN put out a position statement on the drug deaths figures and policy calling for significant changes to our policies...

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...