Sacro is a national voluntary organisation working across Scotland to make communities safer by reducing conflict and offending. Since its inception in November 1971, Sacro has grown and developed services across the whole of Scotland for individuals who need support, guidance or monitoring to reduce the risk of further conflict or offending. Its mission is to work nationally, and deliver locally, as a strong community-based organisation which seeks to create safe and cohesive communities across Scotland.
Committed to providing services that contribute to positive transformational changes in the lives of its service users, Sacro works independently and collaboratively within Scotland’s communities to provide support, prevent conflict and challenge offending behaviour wherever the need arises. Providing a wide range of services spanning all aspects of the community justice continuum, Sacro’s vision is for a safer Scotland where the wellbeing of people within their local communities is supported, where conflict is resolved constructively and where offending and its consequences are addressed effectively and appropriately.
Sacro’s working practices are guided by the belief that everyone should be shown respect and be empowered to take personal responsibility, acknowledging their capacity for change. With a commitment to consistently work to the highest ethical standards, Sacro has 4 core values which guide all their activities:
- Recognising and valuing diversity
- Promoting equality of opportunity
- Probity in the use of funds
With the key strategic priority to deliver services that contribute to the reduction of crime and harm within our communities, Sacro works both independently and in partnership with others who share their values and whose contribution helps to achieve the best possible outcomes in a way that empowers the people who use its services.
Sacro’s working practices are also guided by the belief that everyone should be shown respect and be supported and empowered to take personal responsibility, acknowledging their capacity for change. Its guiding principles are that:
- conflict is most effectively resolved through informal, facilitated resolution which assists those people involved to identify their own lasting solutions;
- offending and its consequences are most effectively addressed through an emphasis on community disposals and sentencing, other than where there is an overriding need to protect society.
For more information on Sacro please visit: www.sacro.org.uk