SCSN Coronavirus Risk Assessment & continuity plan

We are keeping close tabs on developments regarding the Coronavirus outbreak & are working to ensure we take timely measures to protect our staff and the public, guided by UK and Scottish Government advice. We have carried out a risk assessment and business continuity planning exercise. View the SCSN Risk Assessment here. View our Business […]

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Question of the Month March 2020

Our Question of the Month for February was based on our Anti-Social Behaviour theme and came from Fiona Alder, Chair of the Anti-Social Behaviour Officers Forum. The newsletter accompanied our #LetsTalkASB event on 3rd February, which you can view on our Youtube channel here and here. Fiona asked: ‘Do you think the current ASB legislation […]

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Electrical Fire Safety Fund Grants Open!

Electrical Safety First’s, Electrical Fire Safety Fund is now open and applicants are invited to apply for up to £5,000 per organisation. The grants are available to consumer safety organisations in the community, such as Fire & Rescue Services, Trading Standards teams and charities, to deliver effective fire prevention measures at local level aimed at tackling […]

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Question of the Month February 2020

For our January Question of the Month, we thought new year would be a good opportunity to raise awareness of the BSC Online Hub, to which people can submit practice exemplars and other documents relating to Unintentional Harm. We asked: ‘Have you submitted/do you plan to submit anything to the BSC Online Hub?’ 40% said […]

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Thinking about Digital Policing

by Dawn Exeley, Business and Development Officer, SCSN In December last year, we attended the Scottish Institute of Policing Research’s (SIPR) 9th Annual Scottish International Policing Conference at the University of Edinburgh.  The conference was themed around the pertinent issue of ‘Digital Policing’ and through its speakers and workshops it explored the ethical, legal and societal […]

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Fearless.org Anti-Hate Crime Campaign

SCOTLAND HAS NO PLACE FOR HATE CRIME Hate crime is when someone targets you because of your: Race Religion/faith Sexual orientation Disability Transgender/gender identity. You can be a victim of a hate crime, even if the perpetrator makes a wrong assumption about your identity. For example, if someone assaults you because they think you are […]

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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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