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Currie East Neighbourhood Watch

Useful Resources

The resources listed below may be of interest to Watch members.

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Police Scotland

Emergency number:999
Non-emergency number:101
Communications Centre:0131 311 3131
Website:www.scotland.police.uk
Email:enquiries @ lbp.pnn.police.uk
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In an emergency always dial 999. An emergency means someone is in immediate danger, or a crime is taking place right now. If it is not an emergency, please do not call 999. The police try to answer 999 calls within 10 seconds, and even faster if possible. However, only one in every six 999 calls is a real emergency.

101 replaces all local police station numbers with one easy-to-remember number, which you can use to contact police anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Existing local phone numbers will be phased out gradually. However, note that 101 costs a flat rate of 15p per call from landline and mobile networks, no matter what time of day or how long you are on the phone.

Balerno Police Station
Tel:0131 449 5991 / 0131 311 3131 ext 2601
Address:15 Bridge Road, Balerno, EH14 7AQ

Community Safety Department
Contact:Caroline Hope
Tel:0131 622 2429
Email:ADivSaferCommunitiesPCPentlands @ lbp.pnn.police.uk

West Edinburgh Youth Action Team
Tel:0131 442 2626
Email:ADivYATWest @ lbp.pnn.police.uk


Crimestoppers

Tel:0800 555 111
Website:www.crimestoppersscotland-uk.org
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If you have information which you think might be useful to the Police, ring Crimestoppers on the above number. There is no need to give your personal details unless you wish to do so. Using this system, it is even possible for you to receive a reward (if one is offered for the type of information you can provide) without having to sacrifice your personal anonymity.


Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

(previously the Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches)

Website:www.neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk
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Neighbourhood Watch Scotland is a registered charity whose aim is to help people work together to make their communities safer. They work with Police Forces and other agencies to establish a single database of Neighbourhood Watches in Scotland.

CENW members may be interested in registering on the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland website. They periodically send out relevant alert emails via the "Neighbourhood Alert" scheme. Alerts include warnings about scams in the area, news from the Police, Crimestoppers and other community safety related messages. Which types of messages are received can be selected in their comprehensive Message Settings configuration page once you have registered.

To register to receive alerts from Neighbourhood Watch Scotland:


Action Fraud

Website: www.actionfraud.police.uk
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Action Fraud is the UK's national fraud reporting centre where you should report fraud if you have been scammed or defrauded. They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. The service is run by the National Fraud Authority - the government agency that helps to co-ordinate the fight against fraud in the UK.

You can report fraud using their online fraud reporting service any time of the day or night; the service enables you to both report a fraud and find help and support.


Victims of Crime in Scotland

Website:www.victimsofcrimeinscotland.org.uk
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The Victims of Crime in Scotland website contains information for victims of crime, including links to various support organisations.


Witnesses in Scotland

Website:www.witnessesinscotland.com
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The Witnesses in Scotland website contains information and advice for those asked to be a witness in court.


Immobilise

Website:www.immobilise.com
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Immobilise.com is the world's largest free register of possession ownership and with its sister site CheckMEND.com the largest database in the world of stolen property and blocked mobile phones.

Immobilise can be used by members of the public and businesses to register their valued possessions or company assets. Users can record any registered item as lost or stolen and this instantly appears on the Police National Stolen Equipment Database. This online checking service is used by all the UK Police forces to trace owners of stolen property.


Secured by Design

Website:www.securedbydesign.com
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Secured by Design is the UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of "designing out crime" by use of effective crime prevention and security standards for a range of applications.


National Security Inspectorate

Website:www.nsi.org.uk
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The National Security Inspectorate is the specialist approvals and certification body that inspects companies providing home security, business security and fire safety services. Choosing an NSI approved company ensures that the contractor you select works to the highest recognised industry standards as demanded by the Police, Fire and Rescue Services and insurance industry.


Adviceguide

Website:www.adviceguide.org.uk/scotland.htm
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The Adviceguide website is the main public information service of Citizens Advice, providing people with round-the-clock access to CAB information on their rights - including benefits, housing and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues.


Card Watch

Website:www.cardwatch.org.uk
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Card Watch raises awareness about all types of plastic card fraud in the UK and provides information to help prevent fraudulent use of credit cards, debit cards, cheque guarantee cards and charge cards.


Get Safe Online

Website:www.getsafeonline.org
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Get Safe Online is the UK's leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.

A unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobile devices and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. Get Safe Online is a jointly funded initiative between several Government departments and private sector businesses, and is the Government's preferred online security advice channel.


Home Safety Scotland

Website:homesafetyscotland.org.uk
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Home Safety Scotland consists of home safety officers, community safety officers, health promotion officers and others from various local authorities and health boards and representatives from private companies. The group meets every two months to discuss different ways to take home safety forward.


Consumer Affairs

Website:www.consumeraffairs.org.uk
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Consumer Affairs' mission is to empower consumers through education in the areas of credit, loans, insurance, debt and personal finance. Whether you are looking to take out a mortgage or you are considering a payday loan, they promise to provide the thorough and up-to-date information you need to make the best choice for you and your family.