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A programme to support families and challenge the behaviour of domestic abusers is to be expanded following a £360,000 cash injection. Independent analysis of the Caledonian System found that women felt safer if their partners took part in the programme. It works with women and children's services to address male…
The Education Secretary has insisted he is still "wrestling" with whether to extend the remit of Scotland's historical child abuse inquiry. John Swinney told Holyrood's Education Committee he has held discussions with the inquiry's chair, judge Lady Smith, about expanding its scope. However, he warned MSPs that widening the inquiry…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) have issued a call for inspirational examples of evidence in practice across Scotland's social services. They would like to capture and showcase how organisations are effectively supporting the translation of evidence into action. This could include structures, processes or supports…
Benefit claimants in Scotland are projected to lose out on more than £2 billion a year under UK Government welfare reforms, according to a new report. Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University put the financial loss to Scottish claimants of cuts announced since the 2015 general election at just over £1…
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