What's been happening?
The Building safer Communities (BSC) Advisory Group met at Verity House in Edinburgh on Wednesday 8th October. Around 45 expert practitioners got together to provide feedback on a draft communications tool, consider the development of phase 1 sub aims and consider next steps for the programme. To ensure communities were at the heart of our thinking, we heard powerful personal stories from volunteers of Gorbals based charity, Bridging the Gap. A note of the event will be published soon.
Staff changes in the Building Safer Communities team. Lorna Ascroft, Deputy Head of the Scottish Government’s Community Safety Unit, will be leaving the programme to take up a new role as Team leader for Self-directed Support in Social Care Directorate and will finish up on 6 November 2014. Recruitment of Lorna’s replacement is underway and an announcement will be made in due course. Congratulations Lorna and all the best!
What's coming up?
Scottish Internal Policing Conference. The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) will be hosting this event on 22 October 2014 at The John McIntyre Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh. This International Conference will provide a forum in which police practitioners, policy makers, industry experts and researchers can come together to discuss how we maximise the impact of new policing technologies for the benefit of local communities.
- Understanding the crime drop in Scotland: Comparing and contrasting different crime types at national level.
- Spatial variation in the crime drop: Changes within and between local authority regions.
- Changing crime in Scottish local communities: Analysis of the winners and losers in the Scottish crime drop.
- The changing profile of victims of crime in Scotland: A picture of increasing inequality?
- The changing profile of offenders of crime in Scotland: Where have all the young offenders gone?
Only one week left to get your applications in for the Safer Communities Awards 2015!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with SCSN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thunderball - Friday 7th November - Oran Mor, Glasgow
Tickets cost £55 or £500 for a table of ten. This includes arrival drink, 3 course meal with wine, entertainment and take home goody bag!
Hobbs Shopping Evening - Wednesday 29th October in Buchanan Street, 6.30pm, Glasgow
Tickets cost £10 and there is no obligation to purchase anything. You will receive 15% off , drinks, light refreshment, A/W style presentation and a chance to win £200 gift vouchers. Perfect for Christmas or just a treat!
Tickets are still available for both, please get in touch with Isabel Davis if you would like to attend.