Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:45:19 +0100 en-gb Scottish MSPs back move to criminalise emotional and psychological abuse http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42506-scottish-msps-back-move-to-criminalise-emotional-and-psychological-abuse http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42506-scottish-msps-back-move-to-criminalise-emotional-and-psychological-abuse Scottish MSPs back move to criminalise emotional and psychological abuse
Changes to domestic abuse law which would criminalise emotional and psychological abuse have been backed unanimously by a committee of MSPs. The Justice Committee agreed to the general principles of new legislation from the Scottish Government, with convener Margaret Mitchell saying it could make a "huge difference" to those who…
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Scotland Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:23:47 +0100
Inspectors report 'considerable increase' in childcare provision across Scots nurseries http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42499-inspectors-report-considerable-increase-in-childcare-provision-across-scots-nurseries http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42499-inspectors-report-considerable-increase-in-childcare-provision-across-scots-nurseries Inspectors report 'considerable increase' in childcare provision across Scots nurseries
Flexibility in childcare services increased last year, with a higher proportion of providers offering longer opening hours and school holiday sessions, a new report has found. The Care Inspectorate said there was a "considerable increase" in the opening times of many daycare services such as nurseries and playgroups. It found…
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Scotland Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:58:26 +0100
Investigation into death of detainee at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42491-investigation-into-death-of-detainee-at-dungavel-immigration-removal-centre http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42491-investigation-into-death-of-detainee-at-dungavel-immigration-removal-centre Investigation into death of detainee at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre
An investigation has been launched after a Chinese man was found dead at an immigration detention centre. The body of the man was discovered at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, on Tuesday. Officers from the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will now begin investigating the circumstances surrounding his…
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Scotland Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:01:54 +0100
Argyll care home told to make urgent improvements following inspection http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42488-argyll-care-home-told-to-make-urgent-improvements-following-inspection http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42488-argyll-care-home-told-to-make-urgent-improvements-following-inspection Argyll care home told to make urgent improvements following inspection
A care home for older people near Oban has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Lynn of Lorne Care Home following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists six areas which…
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Scotland Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:08:30 +0100
Woman claims priest abused her while at orphanage at centre of mass grave find http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42471-woman-claims-priest-abused-her-while-at-orphanage-at-centre-of-mass-grave-find http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42471-woman-claims-priest-abused-her-while-at-orphanage-at-centre-of-mass-grave-find Woman claims priest abused her while at orphanage at centre of mass grave find
A woman has claimed she was abused at an orphanage run by nuns where the bodies of hundreds of children were "buried" in a mass grave. Theresa Tolmie-McGrane told the BBC she suffered mental, physical and sexual abuse at Smyllum Park Orphanage (pictured) in Lanark in the 1970s. A BBC…
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Scotland Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:52:38 +0100
Portree Hospital nurses asked to do catering duties in 'extreme' staff shortage http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42466-portree-hospital-nurses-asked-to-do-catering-duties-in-extreme-staff-shortage http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42466-portree-hospital-nurses-asked-to-do-catering-duties-in-extreme-staff-shortage Portree Hospital nurses asked to do catering duties in 'extreme' staff shortage
Hospital nurses are having to take on catering duties because of "extreme" staffing issues. The move at Portree Hospital on Skye has been branded "completely inappropriate" and raised fears over patient safety. NHS Highland asked the nurses to do the work of kitchen staff as they had been moved to…
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Scotland Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:11:00 +0100
Mother with young son chosen as face of Scotland's Stand Up To Cancer campaign http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42459-mother-with-young-son-chosen-as-face-of-scotland-s-stand-up-to-cancer-campaign http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42459-mother-with-young-son-chosen-as-face-of-scotland-s-stand-up-to-cancer-campaign Mother with young son chosen as face of Scotland's Stand Up To Cancer campaign
A new mother who was diagnosed with cancer when her son was just eight months old is backing a campaign urging people to stand up to the disease. Shiela Laramore, 33, was diagnosed with aggressive Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells, on September 23 last year. After…
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Scotland Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:53:52 +0100
'Alarming' rise in Scots deaths from Alzheimer's placing 'heavy strain' on care services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42457-alarming-rise-in-scots-deaths-from-alzheimer-s-placing-heavy-strain-on-care-services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42457-alarming-rise-in-scots-deaths-from-alzheimer-s-placing-heavy-strain-on-care-services 'Alarming' rise in Scots deaths from Alzheimer's placing 'heavy strain' on care services
Deaths from Alzheimer's disease have risen by a third in the last year, with campaigners warning the "alarming" increase is placing a "heavy strain" on the NHS and care services. A total of 570 deaths from the disease were recorded in the period March to June 2017, new data from…
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Scotland Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:52:47 +0100
Childcare recruitment will impact on other parts of care sector, report warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42446-childcare-recruitment-will-impact-on-other-parts-of-care-sector-report-warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42446-childcare-recruitment-will-impact-on-other-parts-of-care-sector-report-warns Childcare recruitment will impact on other parts of care sector, report warns
Nurseries and other childcare providers will "likely" recruit new staff from other parts of the care sector as the industry expands in a bid to meet a flagship Scottish Government target, a new report has warned. Ministers are committed to increasing the number of hours of free childcare eligible youngsters…
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Scotland Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:34:37 +0100
Committee urge Integration Authorities to avoid 'tick box' approach to care services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42445-committee-urge-integration-authorities-to-avoid-tick-box-approach-to-care-services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42445-committee-urge-integration-authorities-to-avoid-tick-box-approach-to-care-services Committee urge Integration Authorities to avoid 'tick box' approach to care services
Integration authorities (IAs) for health and social care services need to engage more meaningfully with communities and health professionals, according to a parliamentary committee. The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee said IAs are too often using a "tick box" approach to consulting others. Integration authorities are responsible for joining…
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Scotland Tue, 12 Sep 2017 07:52:54 +0100
Hundreds of orphanage children believed to be buried in mass grave in Lanarkshire http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42437-hundreds-of-orphanage-children-believed-to-be-buried-in-mass-grave-in-lanarkshire http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42437-hundreds-of-orphanage-children-believed-to-be-buried-in-mass-grave-in-lanarkshire Hundreds of orphanage children believed to be buried in mass grave in Lanarkshire
The bodies of hundreds of children who died at an orphanage run by nuns are believed to be buried in a mass grave, a BBC and Sunday Post investigation has uncovered. At least 400 children from Smyllum Park Orphanage in Lanark are thought to be buried in an unmarked grave…
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Scotland Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:48:55 +0100
Under 65s with dementia need free care now, says Frank's Law widow http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42434-under-65s-with-dementia-need-free-care-now-says-frank-s-law-widow http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42434-under-65s-with-dementia-need-free-care-now-says-frank-s-law-widow Under 65s with dementia need free care now, says Frank's Law widow
Frank's Law campaigner Amanda Kopel has backed a Conservative call to fast-track the new legislation to expand free personal care. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced free personal care will be extended to under-65s with degenerative conditions as part of the Programme for Government on Tuesday. The government has said the…
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Scotland Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:41:29 +0100
Abertay psychology expert calls for school-based counselling for all children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42432-abertay-psychology-expert-calls-for-school-based-counselling-for-all-children http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42432-abertay-psychology-expert-calls-for-school-based-counselling-for-all-children Abertay psychology expert calls for school-based counselling for all children
An Abertay University psychology expert has called for school-based counselling services to be available for all children across Scotland. Dr Mhairi Thurston said there appears to be a “growing appetite” for the development of joined up approach to psychological services for children and young people in Scotland, linking school counselling…
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Scotland Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:39:22 +0100
Prosecutors in education call as number of child-on-child sex offences grows in Scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42427-prosecutors-in-education-call-as-number-of-child-on-child-sex-offences-grows-in-scotland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42427-prosecutors-in-education-call-as-number-of-child-on-child-sex-offences-grows-in-scotland Prosecutors in education call as number of child-on-child sex offences grows in Scotland
The number of cases involving a child committing a sexual offence against another child aged 17 or under reported to prosecutors has risen by more than a third in four years. The figures rose from 224 in 2011/12 to 300 in 2015/16, a 34% increase, according to the Crown Office…
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Scotland Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:48:48 +0100
Nicola Sturgeon brands Tory immigration proposals 'dreadful and morally bankrupt' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42419-nicola-sturgeon-brands-tory-immigration-proposals-dreadful-and-morally-bankrupt http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42419-nicola-sturgeon-brands-tory-immigration-proposals-dreadful-and-morally-bankrupt Nicola Sturgeon brands Tory immigration proposals 'dreadful and morally bankrupt'
Leaked Government proposals to force a post-Brexit cut in the number of low-skilled migrants to Britain have been branded "morally bankrupt" by Scotland's First Minister. Nicola Sturgeon warned the "dreadful" policies could see families broken up, while restrictions on people coming into the UK would be economically "devastating" for Scotland,…
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Scotland Wed, 06 Sep 2017 19:36:11 +0100