Child in car safety training

Road Safety Scotland has worked in partnership with Good Egg Safety (GES) for some time and this collaboration has led to a significant improvement in awareness of child in-car safety across Scotland.  However, there remains a very small number of experts across the country and, to this end, we have funded places on a new...

Why ‘why?’ is the new ‘so what?’

by Lorraine Gillies, SCSN Chief Officer For something to be really measured by an outcomes approach, the words ‘so what’ will come up time after time.  Insert organisation name held 10 events last year – so what?!  You know what I mean. We were so what-ed of our heads!  Rightly so, no one wants to be...

SAVE THE DATE: SCSN AGM 2023 & Community Safety Conference

Wednesday 1st November 202310am-3pm Glasgow Clyde College, Langside Campus The Annual SCSN AGM followed by a Community Safety Conference with some fantastic presentations on a range of Community Safety Topics! On 1st November, we’re holding our Annual AGM followed by a Community Safety Conference with a range of presentations on some of the hot button...

Short SCSN Statement on Dangerous Dogs

There has been much focus on dangerous dogs and dog control legislation in recent days after news of another shocking and devastating, fatal dog attack over the weekend.  The Scottish Community Safety Network regards dog control as a serious community safety issue and remains committed to our work with partners to do all we can...

Safer Drug Consumption Rooms: Bringing Communities with Us

by David Barbour, SCSN Communications Officer Finally, after years of campaigning by many organisations and individuals – it looks like a safer drug consumption room will soon open in Scotland. Following a decision from the Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain that she would be willing to issue guidance that it would not be in the public...

Question of the Month September 2023

August Results Our Question of the Month for August 2023 was based around our August newsletter theme of ‘Celebrating Community Safety Partnerships’. Community Safety Partnerships carry out a lot of work in local communities, but very often can be something of an invisible hand – influencing and shaping our communities in ways that might not...

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe Nation

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2023, taking place 11 – 17 September. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are...

SCSN publishes response to Victims, Witnesses, Crime & Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill

The SCSN has published its response to the Scottish Government’s Victims, Witnesses, Crime and Justice (Reform) Bill. The SCSN supports the creation of a Victims and Witnesses Commissioner and the establishment of a specialised sexual offences court. We also welcome the introduction of anonymity for those reporting sexual crime. We also support a reduction in...