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Alan Mairs
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event, lecture
Sacro Lecture 2017 web graphic

Dr Claire Lightowler will deliver the 2017 Sacro Lecture: "The rhetoric of preventing offending: What we say, what we do and how can we do better".

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Alan Mairs

Following today’s announcement in the Scottish Parliament by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP on the extension of the presumption against short sentences, Sacro’s Chief Executive, Tom Halpin released the following statement:

“Short prison sentences are known to be ineffective in reducing reoffending. Similarly, alternatives like effective bail supervision can reduce the need to remand people to prison unnecessarily.

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Alan Mairs
Bright Choices teamed up with UK Border Force and Edinburgh Airport this week

Bright Choices teamed up with UK Border Force and Edinburgh Airport this week to raise awareness of honour-based violence and help airport staff to recognise and engage with passengers who may be at risk.

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Alan Mairs
Mark McDonald, Minister for Childcare and Early Years; Sharon Stirrat, Director of Operations, Sacro; Jana Ridegova, Project Worker, MCFB; Angela Voulgari, Service Team Leader, Sacro; Mitra, project worker; Githa, mediation worker; Nasim; project worker; Sally Magnusson, BBC Scotland

Pictured from left to right: Mark McDonald, Minister for Childcare and Early Years; Sharon Stirrat, Director of Operations, Sacro; Jana Ridegova, Project Worker, MCFB; Angela Voulgari, Service Team Leader, Sacro; Mitra, project worker; Githa, mediation worker; Nasim; project worker; Sally Magnusson, BBC Scotland).

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Alan Mairs
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Writing in Today's Herald, Sacro's Chief Executive, Tom Halpin highlights the important work of Scotland's third sector and calls on funders and policy makers to carefully examine their choices when commissioning services.

You can read the full article on the Herald website

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Alan Mairs
Launch of Armed Forces Transition Project

Mentors from Sacro's Veterans Mentoring Service met with Scotland's Veterans Commissioner, Eric Fraser CBE at the launch of the Armed Forces Transition Project at Edinburgh Napier University today.

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Alan Mairs
Ben Gummer MP speaking to Sacro staff

Sacro has received funding for its Bright Choices and Veterans Mentoring services.

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Alan Mairs
More paedophiles should be treated; not jailed

Speaking in today’s Times, Sacro Chief Executive, Tom Halpin advocates more access to support for men caught viewing images of child sex abuse online.

In line with recent comments from specialists in England, Mr Halpin says more must be done to identify, challenge and offer treatment to those who view online child abuse but have not yet approached a child, in order to allow better targeting of resources on those more dangerous abusers who pose a direct and significant threat to children.

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Alan Mairs
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Women, FGM
Edinburgh FGM Conference

For this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Bright Choices in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Child Protection Committee organised an event for frontline professionals to raise awareness of FGM and the work that is currently being done to support survivors and protect girls and women at risk of the practice.

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Alan Mairs
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Women, children
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

To mark this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, the City of Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and Bright Choices are organising an event in partnership. This event is aimed at frontline professionals across Health, the Police, Education, Social Services and the Third Sector whose work brings them in direct contact with women who have survived FGM and girls and young women at risk of the practice.

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