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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…
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.…
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 winners of Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017 have been announced at a ceremony held on World Alzheimer’s Day, last week, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. The Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the SSSC, sets out to recognise the incredible difference that…
A woman has claimed she was abused at an orphanage run by nuns where the bodies of hundreds of children were "buried" in a mass grave. Theresa Tolmie-McGrane told the BBC she suffered mental, physical and sexual abuse at Smyllum Park Orphanage (pictured) in Lanark in the 1970s. A BBC…
The bodies of hundreds of children who died at an orphanage run by nuns are believed to be buried in a mass grave, a BBC and Sunday Post investigation has uncovered. At least 400 children from Smyllum Park Orphanage in Lanark are thought to be buried in an unmarked grave…
Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, has officially opened the latest 120-bedded care home to be completed as part of the council's £100m Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme. Councillor Aitken performed the honours at the opening ceremony for the Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock. Riverside was previously…
A care home for older people south of Glasgow has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Greenlaw Grove Care Home in Newton Mearns following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…
Children in care are twice as likely to have a tooth removed under general anaesthetic, a study has found. Youngsters in care - such as foster care or residential care - are also half as likely to attend dental services compared to the general child population, according to experts from…
A health board has apologised for " unreasonable delays" in the treatment of a woman who later died of cancer. The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) identified "significant failings" in the way the case was handled by the Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS board acute services division. The unnamed woman's…
Almost 100 suspected trafficking victims have been intercepted by a specialist border force at Glasgow Airport, it has been revealed. The Home Office Border Force team - trained to spot the signs of trafficking - has interviewed more than 300 potential victims at the airport since the start of Operation…
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