The Scottish Government believes that everyone has the right to be safe and feel safe in their communities. That is why we are committed to creating and supporting safer and stronger communities - where we live, work and play - in which we all take responsibility for our actions and how they affect others.
The Community Safety Unit (CSU) works to improve and promote community safety across Scotland by focusing on a range of issues - from reducing antisocial behaviour and violence to promoting more positive behaviour, through the CashBack for Communities programme.
The CSU also works, directly and alongside the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) to support greater capacity and expertise within the community safety sector, developing relevant guidance, support and tools for practitioners through the Safer Communities Programme.
Community Safety Convention 2012
The 2012 National Community Safety Convention was hosted by the Scottish Community Safety Network on behalf of the Scottish Government, on 21st February 2012.
The Scottish Community Safety Network also hosted the second Safer Communities Awards. These awards recognise and reward excellent and innovative practice across the community safety sector in Scotland.
In this section
Antisocial behaviour policies and initiatives
Using the proceeds of crime to fund diversionary activities for young people.
Who we are and what we do
Information on high hedges and nuisance vegetation
Information on Home Safety
Resources and tools for Community Safety Practitioners in Scotland.
Public Space CCTV in Scotland
Overview of violence reduction policy and action to tackle knife crime and gang violence.
List of organisations which are sponsored by the Scottish Government and links to their websites.
Page updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012