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Sacro Edinburgh services held an open day on 19 February to showcase its volunteering opportunities.

Aimed at recruiting volunteers for its services, the event attracted over 50 people on the day and included representation from all Sacro services in the area. Sacro staff and volunteers were on hand all day to promote the rewards and benefits of volunteering and advise on available opportunities. They also helped potential volunteers to complete applications on the day.

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Wellfest

Sacro's Lanarkshire services held an event for the local community on 21 February.

"Wellfest" was held in Kings Church and highlighted Sacro's services in the area as well as representation from many community groups, partner organisations and local agencies.

The event offered advice and support to the local community as well as providing lunch, and food/household goods/clothes donated by local businesses and collected by Sacro staff.

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Alan Mairs
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Fearless has successfully completed an external accreditation process with SafeLives. The ‘Leading Lights’ programme is an accreditation process that assesses domestic abuse victim services across four key areas: service provision; multi-agency working; HR; and governance.

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Alan Mairs
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reoffending

The release of reconviction figures for 2015/2016 have shown a continued fall in reconviction rates in Scotland. Commenting on the figures, Sacro's Chief Executive, Tom Halpin said:

"Sacro welcomes the progress being made in tackling reconviction rates which are a real indicator of persistent offending within our communities.

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Alan Mairs

Sacro will partner with the UK national charity SafeLives and other agencies to train 14,000 Police Scotland officers in identifying controlling behaviours to support the introduction of the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act.

Controlling and coercive behaviours are a significant factor of domestic abuse.

The new Act, due for implementation in early 2019, criminalises these controlling behaviours for the first time in Scotland.

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Alan Mairs
Tom Halpin, Third Sector Director of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Sacro's Chief Executive, Tom Halpin won the SCVO Third Sector Director of the Year Award at last night’s IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards. The Institute of Directors Scotland award recognises innovative individuals and effective communicators who have achieved organisational goals, following through on governance initiatives and have a considered approach to risk, and who have successfully raised the profile of their organisation.

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Alan Mairs
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FGM, Women
#EndFGM

6 February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This United Nations-sponsored day aims to raise awareness of this unnecessary and damaging practice affecting an estimated 200 million girls and women alive today who have undergone some form of FGM.

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Alan Mairs
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Research
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The Dumfries and Annan Antisocial Behaviour Reduction – Scoping Project is a short-term project funded by the Scottish Government Aspiring Communities Fund (ACF). The ACF grant is for Sacro to work alongside partners in Dumfries and Annan to undertake a Community Scoping Project in relation to the impact of antisocial behaviour by young people aged 16 to 21 on communities in the towns of Dumfries and Annan. 

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Alan Mairs
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Bright Choices, a partnership between Sacro, the Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) and the Multicultural Family Base (MCFB) is pleased to announce its lead role in supporting this year’s UN Women Campaign: ’16 Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence’.

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Alan Mairs
Claire Lightowler

Claire Lightowler, Director of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice delivered the 2017 Sacro Lecture to a captivated audience in Edinburgh's Signet Library last night (1 November).

Dr Lightowler is Director of the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), which supports improvements in youth justice practice and policy. CYCJ produce resources, provide training and offer advice and support for everyone working with children involved, or at risk of becoming involved, in offending.

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