Experiences & Perceptions of Community Safety: Free animation video resource published!

The Scottish Community Safety Network recently 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 2020 with practitioners...

Question of the Month June 2021

Our Question of the Month for May came from I Am Me Scotland. Last month we covered the ‘Keep Safe’ Initiative of I Am Me. You can find out more about the Keep Safe Initiative either by reading our last newsletter, or on their website here. They simply wanted to know: ‘Have you heard of...

Question of the Month May 2021

Question of the Month Results for April Our last newsletter was themed on the Year of Childhood 2021. In that newsletter, we covered the Scottish Youth Parliament Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Elections. Our Question of the Month was adapted from one of the policy recommendations from that manifesto. We asked: ‘Young offenders under the...

National Missing Persons Implementation Project

Since August 2019, Missing People have been working to deliver a free programme of consultancy, training and best practice sharing in selected local areas in Scotland to build on the excellent work already being delivered to support missing persons and their families, in line with The National Missing Persons Framework. In 2019 – 2020, the...

Community Safety & the parallel world of cyber safety

by Dawn Exley, SCSN National Development Officer The Scottish Government has put a lot of focus on the importance of the cyber world recently with the new Digital Strategy for Scotland, which is looking to keep Scotland apace by investing in infrastructure, breaking barriers to digital exclusion and providing more education and skills in digital....

Press Release: Community Safety Research 2021

Today the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) are delighted to publish the final reports (including a summary report) for four research projects we commissioned from MainSt Consulting around Community Safety earlier this year. These projects built on previous research into the emerging landscape and future opportunities for Community Safety. The four projects focussed on: Describing...

Question of the Month April 2021

Our Question of the Month for March came from Dr Shane Horgan and was based around our Cyber Resilience/Crime themed newsletter. You can watch our interview with Shane here. We asked: ‘If you suspected you were a victim of cyber crime, who would you ask for help?’ 21.5% said ‘The bank’ 0% said ‘Social Media...

SCSN Blog: Scottish Youth Parliament Manifesto

With the upcoming Scottish Elections, and our newsletter focus on the Year of Childhood, it is a good time to revisit the comprehensive From Scotland’s Young People: Scottish Youth Parliament Manifesto 2021-26 that was published late last year. The issues inside the manifesto come directly from the concerns raised by 12-25 year olds across the...

Social Justice Fellows put research to work

The inaugural Scottish Justice Fellowship winners have now published their briefing papers as part of an innovative project which sees academic research inform policy making and practice. Five PhD students based at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) were awarded funding by the Scottish Government to turn their theses into concise and...