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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said greater access to mental health support is urgently needed to counter a rise in online "bully culture". Ms Davidson has called for "vigorous" government action to tackle the pressures social media can bring to bear, particular on young people. Delivering the Williamson Lecture…
Scotland's Children's Commissioner has backed calls for the Scottish Government to use new powers to top up child benefit payments to the poorest families. Tam Baillie said the move, recommended by an expert group earlier this year, was necessary to ensure every child had enough food to thrive. In June,…
Jeremy Hunt has pledged that the NHS will learn lessons from its mistakes as he launched a new voluntary compensation scheme for parents whose babies are damaged at birth. The Health Secretary said he believed the new scheme - together with a raft of other measures - would create a…
An after-school group in Dumfries has been told it must make swift improvements to the care provided to children. The Care Inspectorate has issued a formal improvement notice to Lincluden After School Group, which lays out the areas which must improve. The notice explained that the service must ensure that…
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