Question of the Month April 2020

We’ve decided to bring forward our next Question of the Month and base it on all of our changed circumstances during the Covid 19 pandemic. Many of us are now being forced to work from home, though at SCSN home and agile working has been our policy for over two years now. Whilst it’s good […]

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SBRC to host webinar series for business on Covid 19

The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 has presented an alarming health crisis that the world is grappling with. In addition to the human impact, there is also a significant commercial one felt globally. While we have already seen both UK and Scottish Governments introduce a raft of relief for businesses, as viruses know no borders, the […]

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Trading Standards Scams Resources

The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team has produced some helpful materials to help promote scams awareness around coronavirus (COVID-19) scams at this difficult time. Today the team has released a press release around criminals exploiting fears about coronavirus to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from […]

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SCSN Covid 19 Support Survey

There have been some wonderful reports of community support and kindness in recent weeks in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. At SCSN we are aware that, as well as these uplifting stories and community response, there are also a number of risks in relation to community safety that a situation like this can create. This […]

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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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