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More than 300 vulnerable young people waited more than a year for mental health treatment, figures have revealed. Analysis of Information Services Division Scotland data by Scottish Labour shows that 315 young people waited 53 weeks or more to begin treatment for child and adolescent mental health services in the…
Nearly 700 patients died while waiting to be discharged from Scotland's hospitals over a 19-month period, figures obtained by Labour have revealed. Health boards said 683 people died in hospital care between the start of March 2015 and the end of September 2016 who had previously been declared as medically…
Charges for people to use child maintenance services have been dubbed "cruel and callous" after it emerged they had earned the Government more than £11 million. SNP MP Angela Crawley also called the charges unfair in the wake of the figures, which include little more than £100,000 from extra enforcement…
Projects to support children and families coping with disabilities, mental health problems and the challenges associated with poverty are among those sharing in grants worth £15 million. The Scottish Government said the funding from the 2017/18 Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund…
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