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There have been "serious errors" in the evidence given to a Holyrood committee over proposals to abolish corroboration, a retired high court judge has said. Lord McCluskey has written to members of the Justice Committee stating that he is convinced they have not been given "the whole picture", particularly about…
Charities have called for urgent action to tackle poverty after visits to foodbanks in one part of Scotland rose by more than 50% last month. There were 358 visits to Foodshare's three outlets in West Dunbartonshire in January - up from 237 in December 2013 - an increase of 51%.…
Scotland must get to grips with poverty among workless families if it is to reduce child poverty, according to a new report by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The analysis, the first in a series published before the Scottish independence vote, found child poverty in Scotland…
A major Scottish Government programme aimed at improving care for Scotland's elderly population has made slow progress so far, a report has found. Audit Scotland has reviewed progress three years into the Government's 10-year project to reshape health and social services for people aged 65 and over. It found there…
A change in the law that will allow same-sex couples in Scotland to marry has been approved in a "historic" vote at Holyrood. The Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of legislation that will permit gay marriages - with the first such ceremonies now expected to take place before the…
The National Secular Society has warned that a decision by the Scottish Charities Appeal Panel (SCAP) about a Catholic adoption agency that discriminates against gay couples "kicks a hole right through the middle of the Equality Act". The decision concerns Glasgow-based St Margaret's Children and Family Care Society, which operates…
The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) wants your views on how it can best make a positive difference to youth and criminal justice in Scotland. As they begin developing their strategy, they are inviting stakeholders to complete a survey that will inform the direction CYCJ takes over the…
The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee has agreed to begin a new phase of its themed work on health inequalities by holding a short inquiry on early years. Organisations and individuals are invited to submit written views to the Committee to the inquiry and it would be appreciated if…
A new briefing for professionals who work with vulnerable children and families called 'The Role of Schools in Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families' has just been published. The briefing was produced by WithScotland in response to over 300 practitioners who said that they required more information and research on this…
The integration of Health and Social Care Services in Aberdeenshire has taken a step forward with the appointment of Adam Coldwells as chief officer for the new service. Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian Board approved the Joint Board model for the integration of health and social care services in October.…
Young offenders should be tested on their reading, writing and maths skills, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The party has called for mandatory testing to be introduced for young people serving custodial sentences. The move would boost employment opportunities and help to cut reoffending on release, justice spokeswoman Margaret Mitchell…
Child poverty in Scotland fell by almost twice the level in England over a decade, new analysis in the run-up to the independence referendum has shown. The proportion of children in poverty dropped 10 percentage points in the decade to 2011/12, compared with six percentage points in England, according to…

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