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Latest: Scams advice from Scam Share   &   Lost Pets Scam

Scam logo The latest Scam Share Bulletin from our partners at Trading Standards Scotland contains excellent information and links on the most prevalent scams being perpetrated in Scotland at the present time.Updated 23/09/2021. Plus the latest from Aberdeenshire's Trading Standards. Plus the September issue of the CyberScotland Bulletin
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Crime prevention logo Police Scotland are warning that scammers are targeting pet owners when they use social media to appeal for the return of a lost pet.

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Latest: Theft of Quad Bikes Near Newmachar   &   Warranty Scams Alert

Rural matters logo Police are appealing for information following the theft of two quad bikes from rural properties in the Newmachar area.

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scam logo Trading Standards Scotland have issued advice on Warranty Scams - What To Look Out For - What To Do

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Latest: Mind Yer Mind

Mind Yer Mind logo mind yer mind live is a free to attend, interactive, online event for anyone who wants to know more about looking after their mental wellbeing.

The FREE online event is being held on:  September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Police Scotland Business Watch - August   &   Power Tools Theft - Banchory

Police Scotland logo Police Scotland have issued their Business Watch August 2021 Newsletter. It is full of advice to protect businesses from crime. Useful for non-business folk as well.

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Information request logo Police are appealing for information following the theft of power tools from a garage near Crathes, Aberdeenshire.

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Theft of Quad Bike Near Mintlaw   &   Theft of Chain Saws and Power Tools

Information request logo Police are appealing for information following the theft of a green Kawasaki 750cc Quad bike from a farm in Nether Kinmundy, near Mintlaw.

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Rural matters logo Police are appealing for information following the theft of a number of chain saws and power tools from a rural property near Fettercairn.

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Staying Safe Outdoors   &   Launch of Vehicle Crime Awareness Campaign

Health and safety logo With lockdown measures continuing to ease in most areas and many people in Scotland choosing to have a “staycation” this year, outdoor safety and leisure partners have pulled together to provide some key messages to help keep members of the public safe.
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Crime prevention logo Police Scotland has launched an awareness raising campaign to prevent vehicles being targeted by criminals following a rise in the number of cars, vans and motorcycles being stolen, or having items stolen from within.

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Road Safety Benefits from Covid-19  &   Don't Get Caught Out By Fake DVLA Sites Charging More For Driving Licences

Road safety logo Transport Scotland’s Key Reported Road Casualties Scotland publication shows the impact of Covid-19 on north east road safety performance during 2020.
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National News logo Have you received a genuine licence renewal letter from DVLA? Don't pay more than you need. Avoid official-looking websites that charge extra when applying for a new licence.

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Rural Rogue Traders Alert   &   House & Vehicle Security Alert

Crime prevention logo Police are encouraging residents in rural communities to remain vigilant following reports of rogue trader activity in the Stonehaven area.

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Crime Prevention logo Following a recent housebreaking in Fettercairn, Police would like to remind householders of some simple steps to keep their property safe.

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SCAM Warning – National Insurance Number   &   Garioch e-Bulletin

Scam logo The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has issued a warning about a National Insurance Phishing SCAM.

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Garioch Area Logo The Garioch Area Community Planning E-Bulletin dated 9 July 2021 is ready to download.

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Quad Bike & ATV Thefts   &   Bogus SSPCA Inspectors

Rural matters logo Sadly quad bike and all-terrain vehicle theft continues to be an increasing issue across Scotland. Read more to find how to protect your property

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Rural matters logo The Scottish SPCA are issuing a warning about bogus Inspectors trying to remove animals from properties.

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Vaccine Scam Warning   &   Livestock Disturbance & Theft

Scam logo We have received reports that a fake NHS text message is circulating, telling people that they are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Rural matters logo Following incidents of livestock thefts in the Aberdeenshire area over recent months, Police Scotland have issued some reminders of security measures that could help reduce this.

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Rogue Traders Alert   &   Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Alert

Crime prevention logo Police are encouraging residents in rural communities to remain vigilant following reports of rogue trader activity in the Inverurie area.

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Crime prevention logo Police Scotland have sent out an alert warning of Covid-19 vaccine related scams. To find out how to protect yourself use the link below:

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Parcel Delivery Scams   &   Contact Tracing Telephone Scam Alert

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Please be aware that criminals are sending phishing emails, texts and making scam telephone calls purporting to be from legitimate delivery companies with the purpose of obtaining your personal and bank details.
Police Scotland Cyber Harm Prevention have produced a document containing details of the scam and simple steps to keep you, your family, neighbours and community safe.
Read the document HERE PDF file

Scam logo Following a recent report of a suspected Contact and Trace Telephone Scam, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland has issued an alert.

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Darker Nights alert from Police Scotland   &   Be Bright Be Seen Project

Crime prevention logo Darker Nights mean it is easier for thieves to target your property so follow the advice from Police Scotland to keep your home safe after dark.

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Be bright Be Seen logo The Banff & District Community Safety Group has launched its Be Bright Be Seen project for schools.

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Protect Scotland App Scam   &   Bogus Trader Alert

NHS Scotland logo Scammers are using the existence of the NHS Scotland "Protect Scotland" app to try to get folk to pay to book tests or to send out testing kits by post/courier etc. Find out what to look for in scams and for genuine Protect Scotland contacts.
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Crime prevention logo Police Scotland are advising householders to be cautious when being "doorstepped" by businesses looking to clean and repair roofs and guttering.

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Facebook scam warning   &   H.M. Courts & Tribunals Service scam

Scam logo Police Scotland are aware of an increase in fraudulent activity regarding Facebook.

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Scam logo Scam Warning - H.M. Courts and Tribunals Service - Emails. A scam email purporting to be from HM Courts and Tribunals Service is circulating.

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SFRS Self Assessment for Home Fire Safety   &  Crimestoppers report increased harm during the lockdown

SFRS logo A new online fire safety quiz has been launched by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to support people to stay safe at home – and potentially save lives.
The Fire Safety in the Home - Self Assessment survey asks a series of simple questions and then automatically generates a home fire safety report for them.
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Crimerstoppers logo Over the past three months, independent charity Crimestoppers has received a record number of reports from the public across Scotland on domestic abuse, drug dealing and child harm and neglect.

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Social Media Scams   &   Increasing Dangers for Walkers

Get Safe Online logo You’re probably familiar with some of the ways in which fraudsters approach victims - emails, texts, phone calls, letters and sometimes doorstep scams.

But did you know that social media is also a favourite place for scammers?

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Tink road safety logo Covid 19 has seen the increase in the number of people walking and cycling in our neighbourhoods and countryside. However, concerns have been expressed that some cyclists are behaving irresponsibly.
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Unsolicited seed packet warning   &   Contact Tracing Scams

Significant numbers of Scottish households have been receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the post from China/Singapore as part of a likely scam. Protect yourself and the environment.
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NHS logo The NHS Scotland Contact Tracing Programme is extremely important in the fight against coronavirus and it's vital the public get on board with it. Unfortunately, criminals will exploit every opportunity they can to defraud innocent people of their money, or steal their personal details.
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COVID-19 scams   &   Car Relay Theft Warning

Crime prevention logo Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million.
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Crime prevention logo Increasingly keyless vehicles have been stolen yet the owners are still in possession of both keys and there are no signs of forced entry to the vehicle itself. Find out how to protect your vehicle.
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Keep Safe on Email   &   Be aware of the latest Covid-19 scams

Get Safe Online logo Email has always been the fraudsters' favourite way to scam you. During the Coronavirus pandemic it's become even worse.

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Scam logo Please be aware not everyone out there is trustworthy and some people will take advantage of this unusual situation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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No one should live in fear - Women or Men.

AVAWP logo During these uncertain times, support services including Grampian Women’s Aid, Grampian Rape Crises, Police Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council, continue to offer support, advice and guidance to anyone experiencing abuse. No one should live in fear.

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AMIS logo The Charity, Abused Men In Scotland (AMIS), supports men who are or have experienced domestic abuse. They are reaching out to raise awareness, and to protect and support men across all of Scotland's local authorities.

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Police Warnings on bogus services   &   Advice from Trading Standards

Suspicious Cicumstnces logo Police Scotland is advising the public to be cautious of strangers offering bogus services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Crime prevention logo Trading Standards Scotland has posted new information regarding scams during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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More COVID-19 Scam Warnings   &   Coronavirus testing scam

Crime prevention logo During this period of uncertainty regarding Covid-19, it has become apparent that there are some people who are taking advantage of the situation and are targeting the most vulnerable.
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Crime prevention logo It has been reported that criminals masquerading as being from the Red Cross are offering coronavirus tests. The Red Cross do not participate in this activity.

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Coronavirus protection advice   &   Coronavirus Scams Warning

H&S logo Click below to read how you can help yourself, your loved ones and your community to keep safe from Coronavirus.

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Residential Crime logo Fraudsters are exploiting the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus to facilitate various types of fraud and cyber crime. Click to learn more and how to avoid being scammed.

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The Gambling Education Hub Launched   &  Violence Against Women Partnership Launched

Fast Forward logo The Gambling Education Hub offers free training and support to organisations working with young people and families across Scotland.
The mission of the Hub is to make it possible for every young person in Scotland to have access to gambling education and prevention opportunities.
Download the Gambling Education Hub Flyer  PDF file  PDF logo
AVAWP logo Aberdeenshire's Violence Against Women and Girls Partnership has launched a strategy and action plan shaped directly by the voice of survivors.
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New Law on Drug Driving   &   BT Phishing Scam Warning

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From 21 October 2019 there was a new law on driving after taking certain drugs (including some medicines) in Scotland.
This law states that it is an offence to drive with certain drugs above specified blood levels in the body, whether your driving is impaired or not. This will make it easier for the police to tackle drug drivers. Use the link to find out more (promotional materials). Find out more

Phishing logo Emails are circulating supposedly from BT regarding changes when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union and we also leave the EU's General Data Protection Regulations. These are phishing scams, click the link to learn more and how to protect yourself.
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Police Scotland Ransomware Campaign   &   Lockdown Your Online Accounts With 2FA

Cyber Crime Logo Police Scotland Ransomware Campaign
During October Police Scotland’s Cyber Harm Prevention Team is raising awareness of Ransomware attacks as part of European Cyber Security Month.
Click the link to find how to protect yourself. Read more
Hacked logo Whether it’s your Amazon or Netflix account, the explosion in popularity of online apps and services means more and more of us need to remember a seemingly endless list of passwords. Sometimes that leads to shortcuts that are bad for our online security, such as using the same password for multiple accounts, or creating a simple password that can be guessed easily.
Lockdown Your Online Accounts With 2FA.
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Community Safety Booklet   &   Bogus Callers Incidents Scotland

This is a booklet packed with practical tips on how to keep you, your family and your community safe – from protecting your home and possessions to helping your children enjoy the benefits of the internet in safety.
Download the booklet  Large PDF file  PDF logo
Scam logo Following a noticeable increase in Bogus Caller/Doorstep Crime incidents across the country please be alert and consider how you can protect yourself, family friends and neighbours. The old adage "If in doubt, keep them out" is a simple but effective message. Everyone has a part to play to keep the community safe.
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Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership website  &   Domestic CCTV Advice from Police Scotland

crime_prevention_logo The main focus ot The Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Website is to provide communities with ease of access to information and guidance about alcohol and drug issues.

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CCTV logo_logo The Police Service of Scotland is committed to the prevention and detection of crime and considers all measures that have the potential to assist in this commitment. They have produced a document providing advice on a range of CCTV related issues for domestic users.

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ICE - in Case of Emergency   &   NSPCC Social Media Guide - NetAware

ICE logo When you're in need of emergency medical treatment, a common place paramedics and other care providers will look for your emergency details is your mobile phone. But if it's locked, how will they find what they need?
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NSPCC Netaware logo The NSPCC has produced NetAware - a guide to the social networks your kids use. Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world.

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Prevent Doorstep Crime   &   Keep Children Safe

Doorstep Crime Police, Local Authority Trading Standards Services, Citizens Advice and retail partners have joined forces to raise awareness of doorstep crime and to promote how the public can protect themselves from becoming a victim of this type of offence. Park Smart Banner Keeping a child safe by parking considerately when dropping off and collecting children from school is the message in the Park Smart campaign.

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Meet the Safer Community Wardens & Read the Latest Aberdeenshire ADP e-bulletin

Meet the Community Wardens logo Meet the new Safer Community Wardens who are now working across Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

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Link to the ADP October 2017 e-bulletin
Read the October Aberdeenshire ADP e-Bulletin.
In this issue; Alcohol Free Space Campaign; Macmillan coffee morning; ADP learning and development; Recovery cafes; Advice and help. and more …
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Smoke Alarm Tester & Emergency Contact Disc for drivers

Image of smoke alarm tester Is it awkward to test your smoke alarm weekly? Do you know someone who has difficulty in reaching their smoke alarm to test it? The smoke alarm tester may be the answer.

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Emergency Contact Disc logo The Emergency Contact Information Disc for your car replaces the old tax disc on your windscreen. It provides vital information for the emergency services in the event of an accident. You can download a copy.

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A Drop-In-Shop for non UK nationals & Free Home Fire Safety Visits

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The service is available in Aberdeen
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and in Fraserburgh
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Minority Ethnic Housing Project and Shelter Scotland are working together to run an one-stop-shop providing advice and information alongside a computer club for non-UK nationals living in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Trained advisors are available to look at complex housing, welfare rights and employability issues and to help with applications forms. Animated fire logo Don't let this happen to you or to a vulnerable person you know - get a FREE Home Fire Safety Visit.

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An Updated Guide to the North East & A Guide to Scots Law

Cover image The Guide "Living and Working in North East Scotland" has been updated in various languages: Arabic, English, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese and Russian.

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Cover image New Arrival?
Learning to live in a new country can be difficult.
Welcome to Scotland: A Guide to Scots Law can help you understand the everyday rules and laws that will affect you in your new home. Download here PDF file. The guide is also available in a number of foreign languages Here

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Read the Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership Strategy document HERE.PDF file

Opening hours and contact details for Aberdeenshire Police Stations

Aberdeenshire North Police Stations PDF file
Aberdeenshire South Police Stations PDF file

Current information on Coronavirus support available:

Community Resilience Funding
Community Food Fund
Local Community Planning Funding

Grampian Assistance Hub logo

Police non-emergency phone number
REMEMBER - there is a national number for non-emergency phone calls to the Police.
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Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership logo
Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership has just published its Health Improvement Delivery Plan 2019-2020. To read it Click here Large PDF file pdf logo
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Action Fraud logo
Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various online selling platforms, this includes vehicles and machinery used by the agricultural industry. Read more

Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public purporting to be from HMRC.
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Action Fraud has received more than 5,000 reports about fake emails and texts purporting to be from TV Licensing.
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There has been a marked increase in the number of members of the public being cold called by fraudsters claiming to be officials from various government departments advising they have an outstanding debt.
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Warning - TV Licence Refund Notification Fraud
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Fake Government Grants Fraud Alert. Don't be caught out!
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Don't be caught out by smishing
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Don't be caught out by an Amazon email scam
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Don't be caught out by a Lloyds Bank Fraud Letter
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Advice for Flood Victims: Bogus Trades People
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Fake Police Officers target the elderly - Protect Yourself.
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Protect yourself from Bogus Electrical Goods Websites.
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Don't be caught out by scams in online advertising platforms where items are acquired for free.
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Don't be caught out by Council Tax scams.
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Interested in setting up a Community Cycle Club to educate on road and cycle safety both for drivers and new cyclists?
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Floodline logo
In Scotland, 1 in 22 homes are at risk from flooding. There are simple steps you can take to protect your family and property.
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Health & Social Care Partnership logo
Find out about the Contact Details for the New Aberdeenshire Carers Support Service
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Abbeycare logo
Try the new Alcohol Demotivator at Abbeycare.
It's a new and interactive tool that helps individuals to stop drinking when they feel triggered... by clearly laying out the potential consequences in their life - both health and otherwise.
Child Sexual Exploitation logo
The Scottish Government is running a national campaign on Child Sexual Exploitation and has prepared a campaign toolkit.
The toolkit provides more details of what the campaign looks like and how organisations can support the campaign and obtain any of the materials developed.
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Minority Ethnic Housing Project logo
If you are from a minority ethnic community or have recently moved here from another country, and are looking for information and advice about housing in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire click the link below for more information in seven languages (PDF file).
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Problems in your community? Let us help
The Aberdeenshire Community Mediation Service can help resolve conflict between neighbours.
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Weed Them Out logo
Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in Scotland. Help weed out the illegal cultivation of cannabis.
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Safer Communities Scotland logo
Community Safety information is available on the Safer Communities Scotland web site.
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Bus Stop logo
Click the logo to find out about safety when you get off the school bus.
Sacro logo
Sacro aims to promote community safety across Scotland through providing high quality services to reduce conflict and offending.
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To contact the Aberdeenshire Council Dog Warden Service or find out more information in relation to Aberdeenshire Councils Environmental Services please click on the link below.
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Crimestoppers information & link to their web site
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