Consultation on a draft code of practice for stop and search

The Scottish Government is seeking views on whether any changes should be made to the draft Code of Practice for Stop and Search before it comes into force. The Code of Practice on Stop and Search will set out rules and guidance on when and how Stop and Search is used, how the search would […]

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Crime and Justice Survey reveals fear of crime is falling

According to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014-15 the majority of adults (74%) felt very safe or fairly safe walking alone after dark, up from 66% in 2008/09 and 72% in 2012-13. The likelihood of becoming a victim of crime in Scotland has also fallen to 14.5%, meaning one in seven adults are now […]

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Call to action to reduce drowning

On 29 February, UK Transport Minister Robert Goodwin launched a national drowning prevention strategy that aims to halve the number of fatal incidents on or near water. The document, created in response to the World Health Organisation’s report on global drowning, is the first drowning prevention strategy within the UK. About 400 people drown and […]

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Additional funding to support participatory budgeting in Scotland

A £2 million investment is enabling greater roll out of a programme which is giving people the power to make decisions on spending in their local area. The new Community Choices Fund aims to build on the £500,000 invested in participatory budgeting projects in 14 local authority areas in 2015/16 and the further initiatives taking […]

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Using Intelligence Data: A guide for partnerships

Information sharing is key to the delivery of better, more efficient public services that are coordinated around the needs of communities and individuals. It is essential to direct early intervention and preventative work, and to effectively tackle local community safety issues and safeguard individuals. The sharing of data and intelligence is key to Community Safety […]

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60 Seconds with… Mark Henderson

60 seconds with Mark Henderson from Network Rail  Tell us a little bit about your job with Network Rail My official title is Senior Communication Manager for Community Engagement, it is my job to devise and deliver community safety strategies across Scotland, this involves everything from engaging with local communities to promoting projects.  What has […]

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Social media and SCSN

The aim of nearly every organisation, no matter who they are or what industry they are in, is to effectively communicate with their audiences, whilst simultaneously reaching new ones. Social media provides an immediate vehicle for ‘viral’ transmission of information. It allows you to communicate instantly with millions of people and gives each of them […]

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April 2016 Safety NET-works

Our latest newsletter is now available April 2016 Safety NETworks

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March 2016 Safety NET-works

Our latest newsletter is now available March 2016 Safety NETworks

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