Community Safety

A priority for every community is to ensure that it is a safe place to live, work and play.

The Community Safety Network brings together voluntary and community organisations who have an interest in community safety issues. It is represented in the Dundee Community Safety Partnership and meets regularly at Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee DD1 1LL. For further information contact Evelyn Cairns 01382 305744 or evelyncairns@dva.scot

Objectives

  • To reduce crime and fear of crime and create an environment in which people feel safe and are safe
  • To support the voluntary sector and encourage positive developments, with particular reference to the priorities set within Dundee’s Community Safety Plan
  • To encourage networking between voluntary & community organisations with an interest in community safety
  • To act as a focal point for consultation and action on community safety issues
  • To act as a channel of communication with the Community Safety Partnership on issues relevant to community organisations.
  • To collate voluntary organisations’ views to influence the Community Safety Partnership and other relevant bodies.
  • To provide a forum to disseminate information on community safety issues

 

Community Safety Network Meetings 2014

Membership

Ardler Safety Panel, Braeview Safety Panel, Blackness Community Safety Group, Dundee ,Dundee Federation of Tenants Association, Dundee North Law, Dundee Voluntary Action, Dundee Women’s Aid, Dundee West Community Safety Network, Finmill Safety Panel, Kingsway West Community Group, Kirkton & Trottick Tackle Crime and Safety Group,  Mill O Mains Tenants and Residents Association, SMART Community Safety Group, Victim Support, West End Community Council, Whitfield Community Safety Panel, Women’s Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre

HATE CRIME

The Hate Incident Multi Agency Partnership (HIMAP) in Dundee is part of the Dundee Community Safety Partnership.

It brings together Police Scotland, Dundee City Council, NHS, Victim Support, SACRO and Dundee Voluntary Action to work together to tackle Hate Crime. This involves looking at trends, supporting victims and tackling offenders Hate crime is crime where an offender is targeting someone through malice or ill will towards a social group, based on prejudice. It is about the motivation of the offender and not just the vulnerability of the victim. Hate Crime can target people because of their race, sexual orientation, transgender status, disability or religion.

If you wish any advice on tackling Hate Crime I can be contacted at  mark.duncan2@scotland.pnn.police.uk

We understand that reporting Hate Crimes can sometimes be difficult for victims but please encourage people who are the victim of Hate Crimes to report these matters.

If you want it sorted, get it reported.

The non-emergency number for Police Scotland is 101 or report it online at the Police Scotland website.

Mark Duncan
Safer Communities Inspector
Police Scotland
Dundee