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Watching The Big Bang Theory was suggested as a training method for a school staff member who was dealing with a child with Asperger syndrome, MSPs have been told. Sheldon Cooper, one of the central characters in the hit American television show, displays traits of the condition. Those affected can…
The cost of compensation for survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland could total at least £200m, MSPs at Holyrood's justice committee have heard. A bill has been tabled which would allow victims to claim compensation beyond the current three-year time bar and could permit claims dating back as far as…


Services for children and young people in West Dunbartonshire are improving outcomes for children and having a positive impact on their lives, inspectors have said, while noting that some services could further improve. These are the key findings of a joint inspection of services for children and young people in…
Family conflicts are affecting the mental health of three quarters of parents and almost a third of youngsters, new research has found. Now a charity is calling for more mediation services to be made available across the country, with help also to be made available before families reach breaking point.…
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