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Is there another way to approach anti-social behaviour (ASB)?

Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN)

Wednesday 15 June
Time slot
This event took place 12 months ago
Wheelchair accessible
David Shea
07572 373 307
Law & legal Policy & influencing Families and communities
Overall aim

We're running a workshop on anti-social behaviour. We'd love to hear your experiences and ideas.

The Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) is a registered Scottish charity and a member of the SCVO. We are the strategic voice for community safety in Scotland, providing networking, forums and leadership. We advocate for collaborative working and partnerships, encourage co-production, innovation and sharing best practice. We champion community safety.

Addressing anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a key aim of many community groups, agencies and statutory bodies across Scotland. It’s a perennial problem that affects rural and urban neighbourhoods and communities. Increasingly, time and resources are directed to dealing with ASB.

In collaboration with colleagues at Scottish Government (SG), SCSN is exploring whether there might be another way to approach to ASB; one that focuses on reducing punitive enforcement, and increases early intervention, re-direction, positive opportunities, and highlights community support to help reduce ASB.

SCSN and SG are facilitating a series of workshops across Scotland in 2022, to consult with citizens of communities and interest groups – including the third sector – to better appreciate their experiences of ASB, and begin conversations about what a person-centred, holistic alternative approach at ASB might look like. We’re delighted to attend the Gathering, to listen to your perspectives.

We invite you to take part in this exciting - perhaps transformative - dialogue on justice, your experiences of it, and what we could possibly do to improve it.


With colleagues at Scottish Government, SCSN is exploring whether there might be another approach to ASB; focusing further on reducing punitive enforcement and increasing early intervention.

SCSN is facilitating workshops to consult communities and interest groups, including the 3rd sector & to learn about experiences, and begin conversations about what a person-centred, holistic alternative approach could look like.

We propose two workshops for third-sector colleagues, to take part in a dialogue on justice.

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Who spoke at this event?
Dave Shea - Senior National Development Officer (SCSN)
Dawn Exley - National Development Officer (SCSN)
Josh Box - National Development Officer (SCSN)
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