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Prisoners are at risk of being freed without having finished treatment programmes aimed at cutting reoffending, a report has warned. HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland (HMIPS) found there are lengthy waiting lists for many key programmes, with one consequence being that inmates are not able to progress “appropriately” through…
Adopting a child in Scotland takes approximately two to three years, despite the Scottish Government having made an “explicit commitment” to making permanent arrangements for such children as early as possible, an academic has said. Helen Whincup (pictured) from the the University of Stirling said there was no evidence decisions…
Threats of food shortages are now the only way Theresa May can make her Brexit deal palatable, Lib Dems have heard. The damaging effects of a no-deal are being cynically played up to try and win public support for a bad deal, Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has told…
More than one in 10 people in the UK live in "persistent poverty", according to a report that takes a fresh look at the way financial hardship is measured. A major study by the Social Metrics Commission (SMC) found that 7.7 million people, 12.1% of the UK population, have spent…
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