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Survivor groups in Scotland have called on all survivors of abuse in care to take part in an important consultation, allowing individuals to share their views on a possible financial redress scheme for the first time. The consultation has been developed and delivered through a collaboration between a range of…
The Princess Royal has officially opened a new centre for deafblind adults. Charity Deafblind Scotland spent a decade campaigning and fundraising for the £2 million learning and development centre in East Dunbartonshire. The princess toured the building which has a recording studio, arts space and high-tech IT room, and has…
The smacking of children will be banned in Scotland, the Scottish Government has confirmed. Ministers have said they will ensure that a Bill brought forward by Green MSP John Finnie would become law. The legislation will remove the defence of ''justifiable assault'' in Scots law, which allows parents to use…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published updated social media guidance for social service workers. The guidance provides advice for workers on using social media in a way that meets the SSSC Code of Practice, which sets out the expected behaviours and values of the workforce. It focuses on…
Care workers who cover sleepover shifts are to be paid the real living wage. Health Secretary Shona Robison said carers employed overnight to provide support will now receive the real living wage of £8.45. Care workers have been paid the real living wage for non-sleepover hours since October last year.…
A Tory MP is set to miss a debate and vote on welfare policy because he will be running the line at a Champions League football tie in Barcelona. Douglas Ross has been listed as assistant referee at the Camp Nou stadium for Wednesday night's match against Greek side Olympiacos.…
More than a third of social care services across Scotland have reported unfilled staff vacancies in the past year, according to the Care Inspectorate, and almost half of those faced difficulty recruiting the right staff. Currently over 80% of care services in Scotland are judged to be good, very good…
Social workers in Northumberland have placed a troubled teenage boy in a specialist residential school in Scotland after struggling to find a suitable unit in England. An English High Court judge has approved the move but has told council bosses that judges in Scotland should also give their backing. Details…
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