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What is Neighbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland is a community led initiative to bring local people together to address crime and other community safety issues. Neighbourhood Watch groups often liaise with the local police, the local authority and other agencies. The concept originated in the United States and was introduced into the UK in the 1980s.

Behind it lies a very simple idea; Working together can help to improve your community. Neighbourhood Watches can be large, covering most of the households on an estate, or they might involve just a few houses. They may meet frequently, or keep in touch via e-mail or social media. There really is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch adapts to fit the community it serves. Quite simply it’s “Your Watch, Your Way”

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Creative Approaches to Flood Awareness

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) are close partners and valued supporters of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland (NWS). For a number of years NWS and SEPA have worked together to improve their community engagement processes allowing SEPA to better connect with local communities regarding flooding awareness and preparedness.

Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch – ‘their watch, their way’

It is relatively easy to start up a neighbourhood watch group and we know that they can be very effective at dealing with local issues such as crime, however the real challenge is sustaining the group after it has achieved its initial objectives. Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch is a shining example of ‘your watch, your way’ and what can be achieved when communities work collectively.

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Coronavirus restrictions are difficult for everyone. For those living with an abusive partner or family member, it is dangerous, traumatic and relentless.

For more advice on how you can support, visit: https://safelives.org.uk/reach-in

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Living with an abusive partner is dangerous, traumatic and relentless. As a friend, family member or neighbour, it’s not your responsibility to stop the abuse - but you can help.

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Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse aims to prevent domestic abuse by giving people the right to ask about the background of their partner.

Submit a Right to Ask application if you are concerned about yourself or someone else - visit http://www.scotland.police.uk

Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse aims to prevent domestic abuse by giving people the right to ask about the background of their partner.

Submit a Right to Ask application if you are concerned about yourself or someone else - visit http://www.scotland.police.uk

Concerned members of the public, such as relatives and friends, have the right to ask about someone's partner if they are concerned that person has been abusive in the past.

Submit a Right to Ask application if you're concerned about anyone. Please visit http://www.scotland.police.uk

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