‘Ask for ANI’ scheme

The Home Office has issued a briefing for local partners on the new ‘Ask for ANI’ codeword scheme developed to help victims of domestic violence signal that they need emergency assistance from their local pharmacy. Read an excerpt below and download the full briefing at the foot of this page. What is Ask for ANI?...

Question of the Month January 2021

Question of the Month for December: Results Our Question of the Month for December followed the release of the latest Drug Death figures for Scotland, which saw another record set with 1,264 deaths recorded in 2019. SCSN put out a position statement on the drug deaths figures and policy calling for significant changes to our policies...

SCSN written evidence on Police Scotland drone use

SCSN recently submitted written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Joint Sub Committee on Policing on the use of drones (RPAS) by Police Scotland. You can read a section of our response below or download the full written evidence here. You can also read the Police Scotland response to the Joint Sub Committee on Policing here....

Question of the Month December 2020

Question of the Month Our Question of the Month for November was based around our #SCSNConversationsWith video interview with Wayne Mackay of Electrical Safety First. We discussed key messages around electrical safety ahead of Christmas. This included discussion of ensuring that any electrical items purchased online were from reputable/trustworthy retailers. We’re asked: ‘Are you planning...

Press Release: Experiences of Community Safety

Today the Scottish Community Safety Network have published a significant piece of research. ‘Experiences and Perceptions of Community Safety in Scotland’, produced by Robyn Bailey, Social Researcher for the Scottish Government, was commissioned by SCSN as part of the Scottish Government’s analytical exchange programme. The research was launched at a webinar on 1st December with...

Question of the Month November 2020

Question of the Month October 2020 – results Our Question of the Month for  October related to Bonfire Night and fireworks safety. SCSN was delighted to play a leading role in both the Fireworks Review Group and in a major campaign led by the Scottish SPCA #FireworksSafety campaign this year. We wanted to know how...

SPARC rural crime update

SPARC Rural Crime Update The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime has shared an update of the latest developments in rural crime: As with the past few months, for the month of October again in terms of overall rural crimes reported and from all estimated and actual costs quoted, Lothians & Borders division followed by Aberdeenshire...