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A scheme to help children with mental health and behavioural problems, and their families, is to be extended. The Scottish Government is providing £200,000 of funding to extend the Functional Family Therapy programme in Glasgow City, with £400,000 of additional funding from Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership. The scheme…
The first year of a scheme to let people find out if their partner has a history of domestic abuse has seen police receive more than 1,000 requests for information. The initiative, known as Clare's Law, was rolled out across Scotland on October 1 last year following a trial period…
Human rights concerns have been raised after new figures showed a rise in the use of compulsory powers under the Mental Health Act. Mental Welfare Commission data shows there were 5,008 new episodes of compulsory treatment in 2015/16, up 3% on the previous year and the highest level since the…
Talks have taken place between Scottish Government ministers and council chiefs after a review of childcare funding revealed an apparent £140 million underspend by local authorities. Over the period 2014-15 to 2016-17, the Scottish Government has provided councils with £329 million of additional cash to fund the increase in the…
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