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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Friday 23 June  |  Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh  |  #ScotCharityAwards

Quarriers - Operation Protector

About Quarriers - Operation Protector

Operation Protector is a pioneering initiative by Arrows, a Quarriers service providing drug and alcohol support in Moray, working in partnership with Police Scotland, social work housing and advocacy. The project targets cuckooing – the practice of taking over the home of a vulnerable person to establish a base for illegal drug dealing – and is the first of its kind in the UK. Through targeted visits, community presence, mobile outreach teams and work in schools, the project addresses stigma and barriers around seeking support for substance misuse, and the impact of serious crime, and initiated positive activities including weekly football sessions.

People's Choice voting closed at 5pm on 26 May

The People's Choice Award is sponsored by SCVO Credit Union

The Scottish Charity Awards 2023 is sponsored by