Question of the Month June-July 2022

Question of the Month for May: Results Our Question of the Month for May-June was based on last month’s Home Safety themed Safety NETworks newsletter. We believe there needs to be a greater focus on home safety in the community safety sector in Scotland, and we wanted to know whether you agreed. We asked: “Do...

Dangerous Dogs in Scotland

by Dawn Exley, National Development Officer The vast majority of Scotland’s dog owners are responsible, take good care of their dogs and are able to experience the benefits of dog ownership.  A small minority, however, do not properly control their dogs.  Very worryingly, in the last 15 years, there has been an 80% rise in...

Question of the Month June 2022

Results for May Our Question of the Month for May was based around our ‘Community Engagement/Participation’ themed newsletter – and following the publication of our ‘Collaborating with People’ event Learning Report. We asked: “Is community engagement the same as co-production?” · 12.5% of respondents said Yes · 75% of respondents said No · 12.5% of respondents said Not...

New Scottish Flood Forecast from SEPA

On 12 May, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency launched a new daily 3-day flood forecast produced by the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service (SFFS). The SFFS is a partnership between SEPA and the Met Office. The Scottish Flood Forecast is the public version of the daily Flood Guidance Statement(FGS) we issue to Civil Contingencies Category 1...

Question of the Month May 2022

Our Question of the Month for March – April related to our recently completed 6 month trial of a four day working week for the SCSN staff team. We’re currently in the process of collating feedback from our staff team, members and stakeholders before making a final decision on whether to adopt a four day...

SCSN 4 Day Week Final Blog

by Dave Shea, Senior National Development Officer OVERVIEW In October 2021, after extensive, systematic, considered discussion of gains and risks – to business and staff – SCSN began a 6 month pilot of 4-day working. We revised our terms and conditions. The organisation’s principles and spirit of working were renewed. An updated ‘How We Will...

Monthly Safer Communities & Justice Brief

The Safer Communities & Justice Brief for April – covering the period up to 28th April. The purpose of this briefing is to provide, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. The brief includes a special feature on its back page. This month’s...

SCSN Annual Member & Stakeholder Survey 2021/22

We are the strategic voice for community safety in Scotland and through working collaboratively with our members and partner agencies we work so that: Leadership is improved across the community safety sector Community Safety is valued and integrated across relevant policy areas Our members feel they are able to deliver their community safety outcomes and have...