What is this Challenge all about?

Police Scotland is developing a new strategy setting out what the service will do to respond to men’s violence against women and girls. We want to work together with the people of Scotland to identify the things that will make a difference and play our part in wider societal efforts to make Scotland a safer place for everyone.

Police Scotland develops strategies that support what we do to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities.

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How can you play your part, individually and collectively, to help make women and girls safer? What do you think Police Scotland can do?

We want our new strategy to make a difference. We are inviting you to share ideas about what Police Scotland can do within and with Scotland's communities to end violence against women and girls. The following questions might help get you thinking about your own ideas. You do not need to answer these questions directly, they are here to get you thinking about your ideas: 

  • What do you need from your police service now and in the future?
  • What are police already doing well and what could be better?
  • How is your community working together to end violence against women and girls already?
  • What should society be doing more of, or less of?
  • Is there anything you hope that the police service could do to make a difference?
  • Thinking about what you are doing to help reduce negative behaviours from men and boys towards women and girls, is there anything that you need the support from police to make a greater impact?
  • What do you dream would be different in ten years time - and how do we all get there?

Take part

  • You may like to look at some of the ideas we have initiated or existing ideas with the highest rating or most comments 
  • Have a read through other’s ideas on here before contributing your own as it might be that your ideas have been covered
  • Register to leave a comment and rate other’s ideas
  • If you think a good idea is missing, click 'Add Idea' to submit it. We're keen to hear many new ideas!

What happens after I post?

  • Ideas and comments will be published as soon as possible – we’re moderating daily from 9am-6pm but there may be a delay at busier times or at the weekend
  • Posts that duplicate existing ideas will be locked to keep the conversation in one place as much as possible
  • Posts that are off-topic or don’t meet our moderation policy will not be published
  • Please note that we can’t reply to posts or answer any questions.

You have until XXX 2022 to feedback

This dialogue will be open in the first instance until 10pm on XXX 2022. In addition, you can participate in our Your Police survey to share your views about policing at any time.

We expect a high level of engagement and request that you are patient and try again later if the site becomes slow or temporarily unavailable. 

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