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The Scottish Government has published a new ten year mental health strategy amid concerns of future mental health provison for older people. Addressing the Scottish Parliament, Minister for Mental Health, Maureen Watt MSP (pictured) cited improving access to services and supporting early intervention as key aims of the new plan…
New guidelines have been published to improve the way evidence from child and vulnerable witnesses is taken in court cases. Scotland's Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, has drawn-up the advice around commissions; in which examination and cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses is recorded in advance of a trial to reduce their…
The number of looked after children in Scotland has declined for the fourth year in a row. Official figures show there were 15,317 children being looked after by local authorities as at July last year. The number is down 83 (1%) from 2015 and has fallen in four consecutive years…
A brand new writing competition for all school-aged children in Scotland who are looked after or have experienced care has launched today. CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children) has teamed up with The Scottish Book Trust, Who Cares? Scotland, the School of Education at the University of…
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