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The SNP has called for Philip Hammond to refund police and fire services in Scotland £140 million in VAT. Ian Blackford said it was an absolute disgrace that VAT was charged in the first place, "and the sole blame for that lies with the Conservative Government". The Chancellor used the…
A care home for elderly people has been ordered by Scotland's social care watchdog to make urgent improvements to the services it provides. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal improvement notice on Grandholm Care Home in Aberdeen after an inspection raised "serious concerns". The home in Bridge of Don…
Scottish Care, the representative body for independent social care services, has announced Professor Alan Baird has been appointed as their new Honorary President. Alan will take over the role from Stewart Sutherland, Baron Sutherland of Houndwood, who has decided to stand down from his commitment. Speaking about the appointment, Dr…
A new study on dementia has found how damage spreads through the brain by "jumping" between cells. Scientists used new technology to discover key chemicals disrupting brain cells in a common type of the condition. Tissue from people with Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) showed protein builds up in vital…
Nicola Sturgeon has urged residents in her constituency to report concerns about child sexual exploitation to the police. Officers are investigating claims of abuse in the Govanhill area of Glasgow. It follows a report in the The Times newspaper last week in which s pecialist agencies, social workers and residents…
Nominations for the Scottish Social Services Awards #SSS18 have officially opened this week, inviting entries from the best in social services. It features a new special policy focus award to recognise excellence in Children’s Services and to mark 2018 also being the Year of Young People. Children’s Services play a…
Three sisters are taking legal action against a council over claims they were abused by their foster parents for nearly two decades. The siblings say they were "beaten and abused" by John and Alma Cassidy during the 1990s and 2000s. According to the Daily Record physical attacks are said to…
Police are to investigate claims that children as young as 12 are routinely being sold for sex in one of Scotland's most deprived areas. Locals in the Govanhill area of Glasgow told The Times newspaper of being offered Roma children for sex or being approached outside bars by youngsters themselves.…
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