Fireworks in Scotland: Analysis of Consultation Responses

The Scottish Government has just published it’s analysis of responses to their recent Fireworks Consultation. In total, 16,420 responses were available for analysis. In addition to the online consultation, 29 events were held across Scotland and a range of social media platforms were used to seek people’s views. The main issues and themes raised by […]

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Scottish Community Safety Network hosts Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

New Chair announces new partnership The new Chair of the Scottish Community Safety Network, Ian Hanley, is delighted to announce the joining together of two significant organisations in in a new Partnership.  From 1 October 2019, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland will be hosted by the Scottish Community Safety Network.  This means that both organisations will be […]

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Question of the Month September 2019

Last month’s Question of the Month was based around our themed Public Health and Community Safety newsletter. We asked: Do you feel that public health and community safety are well aligned in your area? Results were: 17% said yes 25% said no 58% said there was work to be done   Question of the Month […]

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We’re recruiting! Business Support Assistant (Events)

Part Time: 14.5 hours per week, temporary until March 2020 (possibility of permanent) Salary: £16,965 pro rata Based: Edinburgh Closing Date: 13th September 2019 Role SCSN is the national forum for officers who are responsible for the strategic development of community safety at both local and national level, in the private, public and voluntary sector. […]

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Question of the Month August 2019

Our Question of the Month for July was based around our ‘Travel Safety’ themed  July newsletter. Cycling Scotland provided the question and they wanted to know: ‘Do you think media reporting contributes to negative attitudes and behaviour toward cycling?’   60% of respondents said Yes (9 votes) 33% of respondents said No (5 votes) 7% […]

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Thinking about the links between Community Safety & Public Health

David Barbour, SCSN Communications Officer Our Public Health and Community Safety Masterclass event in September will be one of the first major coming together occasions for community safety and public health practitioners. It’s great to see the ever evolving understanding and appreciation that both are inextricably linked. Some in community safety may be relatively new […]

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60 seconds with…Eibhlin McHugh, ScotPHN

We hear a lot these days about a ‘public health approach’ to tackling issues. Can you explain what this means/looks like? To improve Scotland’s public health record we need to work together to shift our focus towards preventing ill health, reducing inequalities and working more effectively in partnership. It is widely recognised that this requires […]

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Lived Experience & Community Safety – why it matters

by Dawn Exley, SCSN Business Support and Development Officer I’ve recently had the privilege of hearing about the life journeys of some exceptional people.  All bravely telling their stories to rooms of people all over the country with one thing in common.  They want to use their lived experience to help others and make the […]

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Community Safety Oversight in Ireland

In September 2018, the Republic of Ireland Commission on the Future of Policing recommended the establishment of a new Policing and Community Safety Oversight Commission to supersede the Policing Authority and the Garda Inspectorate. A core function of the new body would be to promote inter-agency working and scrutinise the role of all agencies as […]

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Question of the Month July 2019

Our Question of the Month for June came from Kirsten Horsburgh of the Scottish Drugs Forum, as part of our Alcohol, Drugs and Community Safety themed newsletter (prior to the release of the latest drug related death figures – see page 10). She asked: ‘Do you believe drug consumption rooms would improve community safety in […]

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