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A paediatric epilepsy charity has called on the Scottish Government to provide better care for sufferers so that charities can focus on developing treatments. The Muir Maxwell Trust (MMT) said that it is currently unable to explore the causes of epilepsy and develop cures because its funds are being used…
The Scottish Transitions Forum and Sense Scotland are looking at holding an event in November. They want it to be led and run by people who use services or people with an additional support need who feel they have something to say to decision makers. They are looking for organisations…
The safe administration of medicine is a key area of concern for care and support services across Scotland. This is reflected in the National Occupational Standards and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) for social services and healthcare, and in the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s (SQA) Health and Social Care: Administration of Medicine…
A major effort to transform Shetland into a dementia friendly community over the next three years has received enthusiastic backing from local councillors. The Shetland News reported that Shetland Islands Council’s social services committee has put its weight behind an action plan to improve dementia provision in the isles as…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) have published details of a new project focused on preventative care of older people. 'Plan P: new approaches to prevention with older people', will review existing evidence around preventative approaches with older adults and open debate around key issues such…
Social work budgets in the Borders are under increased pressure due to the number of children needing residential care or accommodation in secure units. Councillors have agreed to set aside £450,000 from reserves to tackle the issue in the coming financial year. It comes from a variety of uncommitted or…
Four separate complaints against a private school in Aberdeen have been upheld by the Care Inspectorate after investigations in December. THe complaints involved communication between staff and the families & carers of children and also staff recruitment procedures. Hamilton School owner Kathlyn Taylor said in a statement: "We always adhere…
A former alcohol misuse campaigner has admitted driving while almost five times the legal limit. Eileen McArthur (pictured) was found drunk behind the wheel of her car twice in the space of three weeks. McArthur, 47, was a former senior planning officer for Focus on Alcohol Angus. She pleaded guilty…
Forced marriage is to become a criminal offence in Scotland, after Holyrood gave the go ahead for Westminster legislation on the issue to be applied north of the border. The Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly backed a controversial legislative consent motion, allowing proposed new UK laws to be applied in Scotland too.…
The three-year-old boy whose mother has been charged with his death is said to have been put into foster care because of concerns about his welfare. Social workers from Fife Council were said to be in regular contact with Kular and her five children when they lived in Kirkcaldy before…
A care home for the elderly in Glasgow which received damning reports from inspectors is to close after its owners were unable to make improvements. Torbrae Care Home was issued with a formal improvement notice by the Care Inspectorate over failings in quality of care, management and staffing. Amore Care,…
The Care Inspectorate has confirmed it has started an investigation into the quality of care at a private School in Aberdeen. Established in 1975, Hamilton School in Aberdeen caters for children between three months and 12 years old. A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: "We have become aware of…

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