As part of Building Safer Communities, we hosted a learning event for managers and practitioners responsible for local delivery to share approaches and examples of preventing unintentional harm and injury within homes and communities across Scotland – anything from home safety to outdoor and water safety. The event brought together colleagues from community safety, public health, community empowerment and partners to discuss how we are, and can, collectively engage to build safer communities and reduce unintentional harm and injury.

Speakers included Paul Gray (Chief Executive of NHS Scotland), Davie McGown (Assistant Chief Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service) and Gillian Russell (Director of Safer Communities, Scottish Government) who shared their own stories and reflections.


The Building Safer Communities Programme has since produced a Summary Report on the event, which you can download here.