Are you measuring what matters? – Carlene McAvoy, RoSPA

Have you ever thought… … I know my work is helping change attitudes about home safety but I’m only reporting on numbers of people I talk to. I don’t think it shows the full picture.  … I’m not sure what I could be measuring to show the difference I am making! … When reporting on […]

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Recent Data and Research Publications – Hannah Dickson

The last month or so has been pretty exciting for those of us with a keen interest in data and research with a lot of publications relevant to safer communities. The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) published a report ‘Taking Stock of Violence in Scotland Report’ which compiles the wealth of research […]

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SCSN in Luxembourg!

The Scottish Community Safety Network were able to showcase our Measuring What Matters framework at the recent EU-Safety conference in Luxembourg. The Conference, held by the Luxembourg Institute of Health and EuroSafe, was focused on research which enhances the impact of strategies and actions and included a range of presentations, workshops and discussions on preventing […]

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Is it time for a new dialogue on ASB?

Is it time for a new dialogue on antisocial behaviour? – FSF 2020 event The Scottish Community Safety Network (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. We are the strategic voice for […]

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Czeching out Prague with Elevate – Blog

From September 24-28 this year, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to visit Prague through Elevate, a Public Social Partnership (PSP) working to get people in recovery from substance use back into employment. When I tried to write this blog, I was running at four pages and not even half way through! […]

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Question of the Month October 2019

Last month, our National Development Officer published a Briefing Paper on the evidence around sentencing and stop & search in response to UK Government policy announcements, and it received some great coverage. Our Question of the Month related to that. We asked people what they thought: ‘Based on the available evidence, increasing prison sentences will […]

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NEW BLOG: Every other meeting…

by Lorraine Gillies, Chief Officer of SCSN & Neighbourhood Watch Scotland The Scottish Community Safety Network team go to and put on a lot of meetings and events.  I was at one the other day when someone said something that struck me.  “I’m only allowed to go to every other meeting”.  This from a professional […]

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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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