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Guidance aimed at helping professionals implement the Scottish Government's controversial named person scheme could see information on children being "stockpiled", Police Scotland has warned. Holyrood's Education Committee heard that "too much weighting" on obtaining consent to share information could result in officers not getting it to the "right people at…
Incidents of domestic abuse rose slightly last year, according to new figures. Police Scotland recorded 58,810 incidents in 2016/17, up 1% from the previous year. At least one crime or offence was found to have been committed in almost half of those incidents. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said the statistics…
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has helped launch a campaign to recruit up to 11,000 more people to work in childcare. The recruitment drive, with the tagline "Shape their worlds. Shape your career", is targeted at school leavers, and aimed at delivering a key Scottish Government pledge to expand free childcare…
Violence against staff in the public sector has reached "epidemic" proportions, a union has warned. Unison Scotland's 2017 survey of employers revealed there were 42,421 reports of violent incidents compared to 41,166 in the 2016 survey. The figure, which covers staff at councils, health boards, colleges, universities and other public…
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