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A significant case review into the death of a toddler murdered by his mother and her civil partner has found "missed opportunities across services" which could have "potentially prevented" the harm he suffered. However, the independent review found Liam Fee's death "could not have been prevented" and his mother and…
Legislation to tackle domestic abuse must go further to protect children, MSPs have been told. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill creates a specific criminal offence of ''abusive behaviour towards a partner or ex-partner'', including psychological abuse - such as coercive and controlling behaviour. It also includes the introduction of an…
Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir has revealed he is battling motor neurone disease (MND). The 46-year-old said he decided to announce his diagnosis to raise awareness of the condition. He is now joining forces with researchers at the University of Edinburgh to help tackle the degenerative condition, which occurs…
Leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a brand new, Scotland-wide peer support service, to enable people to live well with HIV. Although advances in medication mean that people with HIV can now live long and healthy lives medically, they still face stigma and discrimination, which…
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