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Alan Mairs

The Scottish Government’s Reducing Reoffending Change Fund partnership has confirmed the extension of funding for a number of Public Social Partnerships (PSPs) into the financial year 2017/2018. This includes the Sacro-led women’s mentoring service “Shine” in addition to the New Routes PSP, TCA PSP, and Moving On PSP.

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Alan Mairs
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EFQM Committed to Excellence logo

Sacro has been successful in achieving the Quality Scotland (QS) Committed to Excellence accreditation.

The assessment was completed on Friday 3 June when the QS team reviewed our submission and held interviews with key staff involved in the process. Sacro's submission covered three projects: risk management, stakeholder analysis and performance management. The QS team highly praised the quality of the submission and the approach, implementation and learning achieved as a result. 

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Alan Mairs
www.fearless.scot

Fearless, the national support service for survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland has launched a new website. The site www.fearless.scot offers information and resources on the service and allows users to make a referral online. 

The service works with survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old of all races, religions, beliefs, abilities, gender identities, sexes or sexual orientations. 

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Alan Mairs
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In support of the maintenance and development of good practice in restorative approaches in Scotland, the Scottish Restorative Justice Forum (SRJF) is establishing a practice network for restorative practitioners in Scotland. The idea was endorsed at a mapping event held by the SRJF on 27 November 2015.

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Alan Mairs
Left to right: Scott Muir, Kenny Gibson, Simon Weston CBE, Graeme Dalgliesh

Sacro's Veterans Mentoring Service (VMS) team attended the 1st Annual Veterans First Point (V1P) (Scotland) Conference to celebrate the launch of V1P’s services across Scotland on Wednesday 23 March 2016 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. 

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Alan Mairs
Edinburgh

Sacro’s Community Justice Centre in Edinburgh has moved.

Edinburgh services are now based at 29a Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QN.

Our main telephone number is the same at 0131 622 7500. If you have any queries please contact Nicola McCloskey, Service Manager at nmccloskey@sacro.org.uk.

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Alan Mairs
Cover of Evaluation of Mentoring PSPs document

An independent evaluation of the Scottish Government's Reducing Reoffending Change Fund (RRCF) has concluded that "mentoring is an effective approach which helps mentees to learn and implement constructive, non-criminal ways of addressing problems in their lives and to reduce risk factors associated with offending behaviour, and that there is a strong case for the continuation and expansion of mentoring services".

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Alan Mairs
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Bright Choices is a new service based in Edinburgh working with survivors and people at risk of Honour-Based Violence.

The service is a partnership between Sacro, Multi-Cultural Family Base and the Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council. The Big Lottery Fund have commissioned the four year project to support men, women, children, families and communities, through practical and emotional support, outreach, engagement, advocacy and mediation and restorative practices.

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Alan Mairs
Lord Carloway

Sacro is delighted to announce the appointment of the Rt Hon Lord Carloway as its new President.

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Alan Mairs
Gillian Aitken, Gemma Nistorica, Sheila Barclay and Matthew Carle

Sacro’s Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Community Mediation, the neighbour dispute resolution service, has chosen the winners of its “Good Neighbour” award for 2015.

Mr and Mrs Garry McNulty from Northfield, Aberdeen and Mr Frank Caie of Cammachmore, Stonehaven were selected from those nominated for the award

The winners were awarded a meal for two supplied by The Brentwood Hotel Crown Street Aberdeen.

The neighbours who nominated our winners had this to say about their neighbours:

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