Latest News from the Scottish Community Safety Sector.

SCSN welcomes new Chief Officer, Lorraine Gillies, into post

Over the past year, a variety of staff changes to our staff team and board has allowed SCSN to reflect on the evolving community safety landscape. Hayley Barnett has been seconded since April 2017 to the role of Improvement and Partnership Manager in collaboration with Scottish Government and COSLA and some of the work she has undertaken as part of this will assist SCSN to better understand the current and future landscape of community safety.

SCSN’s Strategic Plan ends in March 2018 and as well as redeveloping this we are undertaking a review of our governance and organisational structure to ensure we remain at the forefront of tackling community safety issues in line with the Building Safer Communities Programme.

This review has led to the removal of the SCSN manager’s post and Jacqui Doig has left the organisation after seven years at the helm. The manager’s post was critical to the development of the SCSN to be the leading membership organisation that it has become, however the board felt that in order for SCSN to be at the forefront of influencing national policy, diversifying to meet the changing landscape and supporting local delivery in the future an enhanced focus on strategic development was required.

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