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A Scottish international aid charity has confirmed it has dealt with two cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving children. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) said one case involved a junior staff member for a joint organisation with other UK and Irish Catholic charities in Ethiopia, and the other…
International organisations funded by the Scottish Government have been asked to give assurances over their policies to protect the vulnerable. It comes in the wake of the Oxfam sexual misconduct scandal. The charity has been accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used prostitutes while delivering…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) will host A Portrait of Care, a four-day interactive public exhibition that will showcase stories and reflections of the frontline social services workforce. Coinciding with World Social Work Day, the exhibition aims to celebrate the great work of the sector,…
Jeremy Corbyn has said "we shouldn't have hungry children in Scotland in 2018" ahead of a visit to a council-run scheme to provide meals for children during school holidays. The Labour leader said Holyrood "desperately needs" a Labour government and said this would unlock the potential of devolution. Mr Corbyn…
Scottish health boards have launched a global recruitment drive for radiologists. Nine boards are looking to fill 32 vacancies by advertising in Western Europe, India, Australia, the USA and Canada. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) welcomed what it described as a “much-needed international drive to boost radiologist numbers”. Ayrshire…
A new initiative to prevent mental health problems arising in children with long-term physical conditions has been successfully piloted across Scotland and is now available to schools and youth organisations nation-wide. Long term conditions, such as arthritis, spina bifida, epilepsy and diabetes often have a profound impact on the mental…
Longer GP appointments and continuity of care could play a key role in the prevention and early detection of cancer, according to the organisation representing family doctors. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) said 10 minute consultations are often “unfit for purpose”. The RCGP was one of a number…
MSPs have passed a “momentous” new law on domestic abuse. The legislation creates a specific offence of domestic abuse, previously dealt with under various existing laws. Abuse survivors were among those in the public gallery at Holyrood and were applauded by MSPs following the vote. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill…
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