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Support for NHS staff who report concerns about malpractice or patient safety is to be expanded. The NHS Scotland Confidential Alert Line will become the Whistleblowing Alert and Advice Services for NHS Scotland (AALS) from the start of next month. The service, to be run by charity Public Concern at…
Smoking will be prohibited in Scotland's jails by the end of next year under plans announced by prison chiefs. The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) says it intends to make all jails north of the border "smoke-free" by November 2018. The move is designed to tackle the "unacceptably high risk" posed…
Children going hungry in the school holiday is a "significant human rights issue for Scotland", the Scottish commissioner for children and young people has said. Bruce Adamson called on the Scottish and UK Governments to gather accurate data on the extent of the problem. Ahead of a visit to a…
Scotland's position on smacking children is "untenable in international human rights terms", the country's new children's commissioner has said. Bruce Adamson said legally allowing parents to smack their children puts Scotland at odds with the law in the majority of Europe. Current legislation in Scotland enables parents to use a…
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