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Learning Network Event 7

The Scottish Government - Building Safer Communities Programme

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 from 12:30 to 16:30 (BST)

Learning Network Event 7

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This is the 7th meeting of the Building Safer Communities Programme Learning Network.  The theme of the event is Police and Fire Reform: One Year On, given that it will be one year and one day since the creation of the single police and fire services.

There will be presentations from senior leaders of the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, followed by workshops on Total Place in Edinburgh, co-location in Renfrewshire, Mentors in Violence Prevention and the evidence base surrounding crime reduction.

The event is open to all those involved in community safety practice in Scotland and will be particularly relevant to police officers, fire and rescue officers, local councillors and local authority officers, and the voluntary sector.

Here is the full programme:










Networking Lunch




Plenary session (Caledonian Suite)





Andrew Fyfe, ODS Consulting



Building Safer Communities

Paul Johnston, Scottish Government                 



Local policing, one year on

Chief Supt Grant Manders, Police Scotland



Local fire and rescue, one year on

ACO Lewis Ramsay, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service



Panel Q&A

Above speakers





Coffee and networking




Workshops (Breakout rooms)




Workshop 1


Total Place in Edinburgh East

Jim Hunter, City of Edinburgh Council



Mentors in Violence Prevention

CI Graham Goulden, Violence Reduction Unit



Workshop 2


Developing a community safety hub in Renfrewshire

Robert Steenson, Renfrewshire Council



Evidence Base on What Works to Reduce Crime

Ben Cavanagh & Linzie Liddell, Scottish   Government








We will be asking delegates to select their workshops via email shortly.



Total Neighbourhood in Edinburgh East

The objective of Total Neighbourhood is to develop a fully integrated approach that delivers better outcomes for individuals and communities and with a focus on moving to prevention. This work is about delivering a fundamental change of approach and it is not a ‘project’, ‘pilot’ or ‘pathfinder’ that is not rolled out, or about ‘proving’ the value of a particular intervention to justify funding. There is no additional money available or being spent. Total Neighbourhood seeks to achieve better value from what we have. Key aims are to:

  • Work even more closely with communities and residents to further involve the public in the design and delivery of the services they use (co-production).
  • Build on our existing partnership working to enhance integrated services and improved outcomes.
  • Achieve better use of all the public service resources in the East Neighbourhood.
  • Look for opportunities to reduce duplication and share services (public, third and private sectors).

This Workshop will be presented by Jim Hunter, City of Edinburgh Council Neighbourhood Manager for East Edinburgh and the lead officer for the development of the Total Neighbourhood approach on behalf of all the public service agencies involved.


Mentors in Violence Prevention

The Mentors in Violence Prevention programme utilises a creative bystander approach to prevent bullying and gender-based violence. This workshop will discuss the programme, demonstrate how an MVP session works and describe how the model can be sustained within a high school setting.

This workshop will be presented by Chief Inspector Graham Goulden of the Violence Reduction Unit with school pupils and teachers from Portobello High School in Edinburgh and Calderhead High School in Shotts.


Developing a community safety hub in Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Council is currently in the process of developing a community safety hub in Paisley and has recently restructured its governance arrangements to support a more holistic approach to delivering safer and stronger outcomes. This workshop will explore the journey Renfrewshire is on and the benefits they expect their new arrangements to deliver.

This workshop will be presented by Robert Steenson, Head of Service at Renfrewshire Council.


Evidence Base on What Works to Reduce Crime

This workshop will cover the latest crime trends from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (2012-13 results published 7 March) and the most recent recorded crime statistics and will outline what works to reduce crime – prevention, deterrence and situational interventions – as documented in the Building Safer Communities Programme’s evidence review. The workshop will also touch on the What Works Scotland programme.

This workshop will be presented by Ben Cavanagh and Linzie Liddell, Principal and Senior Research Officers respectively in the Scottish Government.

Do you have questions about Learning Network Event 7? Contact The Scottish Government - Building Safer Communities Programme
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When & Where

Verity House
19 Haymarket Yards
EH12 5BH Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 from 12:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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The Scottish Government - Building Safer Communities Programme

The Building Safer Communities Programme is managed by the Scottish Government's Community Safety Unit.  The programme coordinates national and local partnership work to reduce crime and increase community safety and resilience.

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