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A nursery in Fraserburgh has been told it must make swift improvements to the care provided to children. Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate have served a formal improvement notice on Peek A Boo Nursery after concerns were raised during an unannounced inspection in April 2017. Inspectors were concerned that insufficient…
Leading social care provider, Cornerstone, has announced the launch of a new Charitable Foundation to separate its fundraising and social care functions; a vision set out by the organisation’s new business model launched earlier this year. Cornerstone has taken inspiration from international counterparts by separating its donor funded charitable activities…
Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) School of Nursing and Midwifery will host an event this week for anyone with an interest in becoming an adult nurse. The event will be an opportunity for anyone who is interested in RGU’s Adult Nursing degree to meet with academics and current students and get…
A unique health module at Robert Gordon University (RGU) is now open for applications for those who wish to advance their professional knowledge and skills in the field of addiction and substance misuse. Developed by a diverse group of health and social care professionals, the postgraduate module is suitable for…
A leading provider of housing support is celebrating after receiving a five-star review of it's North-east service from the Care Inspectorate. Blackwood’s North Support Services, in Aberdeen, recently underwent an unannounced inspection which saw it praised for its close attention to customer care, highly supportive staff and continuous implementation of…
Aberdeenshire Council has announced a new partnership with The National Autistic Society Scotland which will make the area Scotland’s first ‘autism-friendly’ region. The Autism-Friendly Aberdeenshire project will take place over one year, and strives to increase public understanding of the condition, help facilities in the area become more accessible, and…
A teenager has been locked up for nine years for stabbing a school pupil to death during a "trivial" row. Bailey Gwynne, 16, died from a knife wound to the chest at Cults Academy in Aberdeen on October 28 last year. A 16-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal…
North-east students in Higher and Further Education who have experience of being looked after or in care will be recognised through a new awards scheme to celebrate their achievements. The Care Experience Students Awards has been launched by Robert Gordon University (RGU), North East Scotland College (Nescol) and the University…
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