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Published: 13 March 2023

Community Confidence Action Research Project - 16 March 2023

Report Summary

This report provides members of the Policing Performance Committee with an overview of the SPA Community Confidence Action Research Project.

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The publication discussed was referenced in the meeting below

Policing Performance Committee - 16 March 2023

Date : 16 March 2023

Location : online


In 2021-22 the Authority and Police Scotland initiated a three-year research project aimed at understanding levels of public confidence and trust in policing in areas of socio-economic deprivation, and developing ‘tests of change’ that may help to improve trust and confidence.

Year one of the project involved setting up the project’s governance arrangements, bringing relevant partners on board to shape the research design, and developing selection criteria.

Year two of the project has seen fieldwork commence in three locations in Scotland, namely Letham in Perth, Fullarton in Irvine, North Ayrshire and Levenmouth in Fife.

This paper provides the Committee with further detail relating to the project and outlines the next steps planned for 2023-24 as the project approaches its conclusion.

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