Glasgow Community and Safety Services (GCSS) is a charitable body and company limited by guarantee, which was formed in October 2006.
Antisocial behaviour, crime and disorder cover a range of actions - from dropping litter, vandalism and dumping rubbish to petty assault, intimidation or assault. Antisocial behaviour is likely to be experienced by many people across a very broad spectrum of ages, backgrounds, social classes, housing tenures and types of communities.
Although the impact of antisocial behaviour can often be measured in terms of direct financial costs, there are also indirect costs such as loss of services, loss of revenue, increased insurance premiums, increased operational costs and additional preventative or deterrent measures.
In recognition of the fact that these issues were blighting many of Glasgow's communities, Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police created GCSS in 2006 and tasked it with lead responsibility to respond to all aspects of antisocial behaviour.
'To work in partnership with other agencies and communities to create a safer, better, cleaner Glasgow, where equality and respect are paramount'
Community and Safety Services (CSS) is the trading subsidiary of GCSS which we set up in 2009 to expand the delivery of our security services beyond Glasgow City Council to include the private and voluntary sectors. Key service solutions include, for example, CCTV and Security Services, Lone Worker Technologies, and consultancy and client management ‚ services. Corporate Social Responsibility plays a significant role within our organisation which sees all profits re-invested back into our charity, GCSS, helping to make Glasgow a safer, better, cleaner city.
Glasgow Security Services Community Interest Company (CIC) is a trading subsiduary that was formed to carry out Glasgow City Council/Council family work outwith charitable field, such as Building Security.
GCSS has recently been awarded Approved Contractor Status for Security Patrols, Keyholding and Public Space CCTV.