Don’t ho-ho-hold back on speaking up urges charity

New campaign to help keep teenagers on track to have a safe Christmas Fearless – the youth service of independent charity Crimestoppers – is today launching a new Christmas campaign across Scotland to encourage young people to speak up 100% anonymously when they have valuable information about crime over the festive season. Supported by Network...

Community Safety Partnership Resource Toolkit published

We are delighted to share with you our 2021 Community Safety Partnership Resource Pack. You may remember, this summer, the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) contacted Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) across Scotland to request information on their governance, structure, membership and partnership arrangements. From this request, we collected data from a sample of around a...

Question of the Month December 2021

Our Question of the Month for November was based on our ‘Climate Change & Community Safety’ themed newsletter and came from our #SCSNConversationsWith… interview with Stewart Prodger of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). We asked: ‘Are you actively doing things which will improve long term community safety by reducing contributions to climate change?’ · 83%...

Question of the Month November 2021

Our last Question of the Month was based around the themes of crime, punishment and rehabilitation – and came from Professor Fergus McNeill linking to his article on the Distant Voices Festival. We asked: Are you doing all that you can and should to help reintegrate people who have served their time in prison or...

SPARC: Rural Crime update October 2021

The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime recently published their October 2021 update. Read the October briefing below. The number of rural crimes recorded throughout Scotland spiked and was the highest number recorded in a month for 2021.  In terms of overall rural crimes reported, Lothians & The Scottish Borders area was the most targeted, (almost...

Thinking about Climate Anxiety & Community Safety

David Barbour, SCSN Communications Officer In October, we ran a webinar on Climate Change and Community Safety. Given that the climate crisis will affect literally everyone, we were aware that it might inevitably impact on community safety too. But it was only when we started giving it some real thought that we began to realise...

Artists inspired by Scotland’s messages to COP26

A set of nine artworks depict why the people of Scotland care about the climate and nature emergency. This is part of a climate change campaign that has gathered support from people around Scotland to send a message to leaders attending COP26 in Glasgow. Climate Scotland has collected over 7,000 voices from across the nation,...

CO Awareness Week: Free Training

22nd November is the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week – free training The Gas Safe Charity is offering free carbon monoxide (CO) Zoom workshops this Autumn to help launch Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week on the 22nd November. As the days get colder and the heating is turned on, the potential risks of CO poisoning increase. The workshops...