Community Engagement & Resilience eLearning course published

We are pleased to inform you that our latest eLearning course, ‘Community Engagement and Resilience’ has now been published on our eLearning website. Community Engagement and Resilience is essential to delivering effective and enduring solutions to local problems. The course is aimed at providing practitioners with an introduction to the principles and terminology used, the […]

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February Training Dates Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone the following training dates scheduled for the end of February: Evidence Based Strategic Impact Modules 2-4 beginning 28 February 2017 Evidencing Impact – 28 February 2017 We will be rescheduling these dates in the near future so please check our website for updates. Please accept our […]

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February Question of the Month

February the 7th was Safer Internet Day. So this month we are asking – [Juna_IT_Poll id=”18″]   You can find out more about Safer Internet Day here.    

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January Question of the Month

Last month, following the introduction of the ban on smoking in vehicles carrying a person under the age of 18, we asked whether there should be a blanket ban on smoking in vehicles. We received a high number of responses overwhelmingly in favour of a blanket ban, with 73.3% in favour, 23.3% against and 3.3% not […]

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December edition of Safety NETworks published

The December edition of our Safety NETworks newsletter has now been published. To download a copy of the newsletter and sign up to receive the eNewsletter click here.

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December Question of the Month

[Juna_IT_Poll id=”16″] Last month, in relation to our Effective Partnership Working training date, we asked ‘Has partnership working improved at a strategic level over the past 2 years. 75% of respondents felt that  strategic partnership working had improved, 17% said it had gotten worse and 8% that there had been no real change. This month […]

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National Strategy for Community Justice published

A bold new strategy seeking to break the cycle of offending by strengthening community justice has been announced by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson. Tackling offending through early intervention, identifying the reasons why people offend in the first place, and helping people reintegrate into the community after custody, is at the heart of the new approach. […]

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November Question of the Month

On 22 November we ran our most recent Effective Partnership Working training date. For November’s Question of the month we are asking the following question. Simply click on the answer buttons to give your view! [Juna_IT_Poll id=”15″]    

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Link Officer group meetings announced for December

On an annual basis, SCSN staff meet with every member organisation to identify local priorities and gather information to help inform the national agenda. In December 2015, we also undertook Link Officer group meetings across Scotland which, as well as discussing current practice and emerging issues, will provided the opportunity for neighbouring local authorities to share […]

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Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016

The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force following Royal Assent on 28 April 2016.  The Act provides guidance on defining abuse and harm and the legal provisions that can be imposed if a defendant is found guilty. For the first time in legislation the Act addresses the issue of psychological harm […]

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