Guest Article: Police Scotland & Road Safety

by Chief Inspector Stephen Innes, Road Policing Division Police Scotland is committed to reducing road casualties and through effective patrolling of the roads we seek to positively influence driver and road user behaviour, and make Scotland’s roads safer. Whilst Policing and the patrolling of our roads is essentially a 24/7 business, a range of bespoke […]

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SCSN on Tour: What would a Welsh Safety Network look like?

Dawn and Lorraine were in Newport last week speaking to Welsh community safety practitioners at the Wales Association of Community Safety Officers annual conference. WACSO is a group of Community Safety Professionals consisting of representatives from the 22 local authorities in Wales.  It works collaboratively across the whole of Wales and is a recognised independent […]

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Spotlight on Services: Glasgow Council on Alcohol

This month we take a look at an alcohol and drug service in Glasgow, the Glasgow Council on Alcohol, who work to reduce harm caused by alcohol and drugs with a range of programmes touching on a broader range of Community Safety issues – including reducing reoffending, social isolation , discrimination and gender based violence. […]

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Question of the Month June 2019

Our Question of the Month for May came from Dr. Marsha Scott of Scottish Women’s Aid. She wanted to know: Is your community Safety Partnership doing everything it can to keep victims/survivors safe from perpetrators of domestic abuse? 75% of respondents said yes 25% said they could do more Thanks to those who took part! […]

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Unintentional Harm Online Hub launched

The Unintentional Harm and Injury Executive Group, of which we are members, are delighted to launch the new Unintentional Harm Online Hub! The Building Safer Communities Unintentional Harm and Injury Executive Group is a collaboration of national and local partners working together to prevent and reduce unintentional harm in Scotland. The Online Hub provides a […]

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SCSN Chairs & Leads Video Presentations published!

We have now published all of the presentations from our recent Chairs and Leads Event on our Youtube channel! In our Business Plan, we committed to using technology to drive our work on informing and engaging people, with those working in remote and rural areas particularly in mind. You can view the presentations by clicking […]

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New: Developing a Community Safety Narrative for Scotland

SCSN were delighted to have Tricia Spacey seconded to work between SCSN and the Scottish Government from late 2018 into early 2019. We are now equally delighted to publish her report: Developing a Community Safety Narrative for Scotland. Introduction What is meant by community safety, or safer communities, has broadened over the years, and the […]

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Question of the Month May 2019

Our Question of the Month for April came from Gil Gillies, Youth Worker and husband of our Chief Officer.  He is currently working with Gypsie Travelling people and he asked: 28.1% of Gypsy Traveller Leavers leave school with no qualifications at SCQF level 3 or higher, compared to 1.9% for all secondary school leavers. Is […]

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Question of the Month April 2019

Our last Question of the Month was in our February ‘Relationships’ edition of our newsletter. We interviewed Rose Fitzpatrick, Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group, and she wanted to know: ‘Do you believe that suicide prevention should be everyone’s business?’ 97% of respondents said yes (32 votes) 3% said no (1 vote) Thanks […]

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Turning the tide: Working together to prevent drowning in Scotland – Guest Blog

Scotland’s rate of accidental drowning is almost double the UK average Scotland carries a disproportionate rate of accidental drowning fatalities in comparison to other areas within the UK. This will come as little to surprise given that the country has an estimated 30,000 freshwater lochs and a huge coastline, giving residents and visitors considerable access […]

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