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Vacancies – You Decide Team – Community Navigator and Youth Navigator posts

COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR X 1 YOUTH NAVIGATOR X 1 Glasgow Do you believe in second chances? Do you have the energy and commitment it takes to support someone to turn their life around? Could you help a young person make positive choices and achieve their full potential? Then come and work with us. The team behind …

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Photography project aims to capture views of young people on their community

Young people living in a community in Ayr are being invited to take part in a photography project to highlight what matters most to them. People in Wallacetown aged between 16 and 25 are being encouraged by researchers to get involved and capture pictures in the area. It is hoped the results from the project …

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Scots are living more of their lifetime in poor health – is it time for radical change?

The number of years people in Scotland can expect to live in good health has fallen again, according to new figures. The Healthy Life Expectancy 2018 -2020 report shows those in our poorest communities now spend up to a third of their life on average in ill health.  In this guest article writer and campaigner Kenneth Murray …

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HOPE IN THE CITY

Inspector Cath Lannen has worked as a police officer for 29 years. For the last two years she’s been in charge of the SVRU’s work in Dundee and the surrounding area. It’s been a difficult time for the city with concern around drug-related death rates. Insp Lannen believes a lack of hope could lie at …

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Day of Hope 2021

Damilola Taylor was killed in Peckham in November 2000 at the age of 10. He dreamed of being a doctor. One week before he died, Damilola wrote of his hope to save the world. The Hope Collective, formed to support the 20th anniversary legacy campaign for Damilola Taylor, is a powerful partnership of leading cross …

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Niven Rennie

Director

Telephone: 01786 896785          Email: violence.reduction@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Niven has more than 30 years of operational policing experience in the United Kingdom. He joined Strathclyde Police in 1985 serving throughout the west of Scotland in a variety of ranks and positions before progressing to the rank of Chief Superintendent. Niven previously held the role of President of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents where he represented the interests of the operational leaders of policing in Scotland.

On leaving Police Scotland in 2016 Niven took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness (SeAscape).

Niven was appointed director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in July 2018.