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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…
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…
A man who was sexually abused at a children’s home in the 1970s has spoken of his belief a paedophile ring may have been operating inside the facility. David Whelan, who waived his right to anonymity, said he believed he was being groomed to be “passed on” while he was…
A child was force-fed to the point where his mouth would bleed during a time in care that was “hell itself”, an inquiry has heard. A witness also told how he thought he was going to die during beatings at Quarrier’s Village in Renfrewshire in the 1960s and 1970s. He…
A man who spent two years in hospital after being subjected to cold baths for wetting his bed in a children’s home has described the institution as a “prison camp”. Thomas Hagan, 82, was a resident at Quarrier’s Village in Renfrewshire between 1938 and 1952 and said it “ruined” his…
A former resident of a children’s home has told an inquiry that suffering abuse “became a way of life” for him at the institution. The man described how his house parents at Quarrier’s Village in Renfrewshire in the 1960s would hit, push or shout at children habitually, on a daily…
A former orphanage resident has delivered a scathing attack on the organisation responsible for her care, saying it needs to take “responsibility” for the impact it has had on people’s lives.The witness said those who stayed at Quarrier’s Village in Renfrewshire had been left living as “charity cases”.She also claimed…
A former orphanage resident has told an inquiry he was sexually assaulted by three men over a number of years during his time in care.The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was giving evidence to the Scottish Child Abuse in Inquiry in Edinburgh.The inquiry heard he was admitted…
A nursery in Paisley has must make urgent improvements in the quality of care and learning experienced by children, inspectors have warned.The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Angels Day Nursery following an inspection which raised concerns.The notice lists six areas which require urgent improvement including staffing…
The teenage daughter of a woman missing for more than six months fought back tears as she appealed for her mother to get in touch. Patricia Henry has not been seen by family or friends since November 13 last year. The 46-year-old lived in Paisley, Renfrewshire, before relocating to Girvan…
Health and social care services in Renfrewshire are moving towards more joined-up working to deliver better outcomes for people who experience care, but some improvements are needed. That is the view of inspectors from Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate who have today published the report of an inspection…
We all need extra help and assistance sometimes, whether we have an illness or are just getting older. The UK population is living longer than ever before. According to the Office of National Statistics, life expectancy has generally increased steadily over the past 30 years and currently stands at approximately…
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