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A woman has been arrested after a health worker was stabbed in a hospital car park.Emergency services were called to Ailsa Hospital in North Ayrshire at around 10am on Thursday after the 42-year-old community support worker was attacked.Officers have now held a woman on an unrelated matter, but she is…
The number of children suffering from emotional distress is “increasing exponentially”, the chair of specialist taskforce reviewing mental health care for youngsters has warned.Dame Denise Coia said that combined with an increase in disorders such as autism and ADHD had resulted in a “massive increase” in referrals to Child and…
A new education campus for children with extra support needs is being officially opened in Renfrewshire.Erskine Waterfront Campus is run by CrossReach, the operating arm of the Church of Scotland’s social care council.The facility has been designed for up to 36 pupils aged seven to 16 who need additional support…
Increasing the number of hours of free early learning and child care provision will be “absolutely transformative”, Maree Todd has said.Under Scottish Government plans, by August 2020 every three and four-year-old in Scotland, and some two-year-olds, will be eligible for 1,140 funded hours per year.It is an increase on the…
People lost their home every 18 minutes in Scotland last year, according to a new study.Figures published by Shelter Scotland indicate 43,000 people, including children, became homeless in 2017.The analysis follows a report by Shelter Scotland that homelessness applications rose in the country for the first time in nine years…
A man who was shipped to Canada in the 1940s under the child migrant programme has described the experience as a “living hell”.Edinburgh-born Roddy Mackay, who waived his right to anonymity, left for Canada in 1941 from Liverpool.A medical examination prior to his emigration described him as suitable to work…
Patients at Scotland’s highest security psychiatric hospital are being impacted by low staffing levels, according to a report.An evaluation by the Mental Welfare Commission indicated emergency measures taken to control the State Hospital budget earlier in the year had resulted in a reduced number of employees and resources being stretched.The…
Families on low incomes can apply for a new pregnancy and baby grant from December 10, the Scottish Government has announced.The first payments for the new Best Start Grant will be made before Christmas and eligible applicants will be given £600 to help with their first child.It is £100 more…
A new ScotCen Panel attitudes survey has revealed that, while attitudes in Scotland to care experienced young people are generally very positive, some people still hold discriminatory attitudes.The survey, commissioned by the Life Changes Trust and carried out by the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen), reports positively that the…
A major trauma centre to treat the most seriously injured patients in the east of Scotland has been opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.Based at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, the centre will provide specialist care and rehabilitation to help improve patient recovery.It is the second centre to open as part…
More than a quarter of people who alleged they were abused at a children's home said they had told staff about the attacks while they were still in care, an inquiry has been told.The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) heard 164 people complained to police about suffering abuse at Quarrier's…
Care home operators are to issue a stern warning over what they describe as under-resourcing in the sector as they meet for a conference.Donald Macaskill, chief executive of Scottish Care, will tell around 450 delegates the sector is fragile and a “real threat” exists to its sustainability.He will call on…
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