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Rosdeep Kular, the mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, has appeared in court charged with his murder. Mikaeel was reported missing from his home in the Drylaw area of Edinburgh on Thursday morning. Hundreds of volunteers from the local community joined police and specialist teams as they searched the surrounding area…
Sex offenders who breach the terms of their release should lose their right to anonymity, according to the Conservatives. The party says the move would reduce the temptation for sex offenders to abscond and make it easier for police to trace them if they do. At present, the decision on…
Police have issues a nationwide search after a three-year-old boy went missing from his home in Edinburgh. Mikaeel Kular has not been seen since he went to bed at his home in Ferry Gair, Edinburgh, at around 9pm yesterday. He was no longer in the flat when his family awoke…
A Borders home care service has continued to fail clients with more missed and late visits, inspectors have found during an unannounced visit. The Allied Healthcare service, based in Hawick, has been rated ‘weak’ by the Care Inspectorate for the second consecutive time. Inspectors said ‘unworkable’ rotas which include no…
Highland Home Carers, one of Scotland’s leading independent providers of care for elderly and disabled people, has opened of a new Invergordon office. The company, originally established in 1994, now employs 335 people and has a turnover of more than £4.5million. Seventy-five care at home and support workers are managed…
The Health Secretary has dismissed calls for a full-scale review of the health service in Scotland as "absurd", despite Labour claims that he is ignoring concerns over the state of the NHS. Alex Neil conceded that the service was facing both "problems" and "challenges". But he rejected Labour health spokesman…
Social care charity, Quarriers, is consulting on the closure of two children's homes and a school. The charity said they were looking at shutting Seafield School in Ardrossan, Merton House in Largs and Williamfield children’s home in Irvine because of financial pressures. Quarriers provide care and support for people with…
Scotland lacks a clear strategy to tackle child sexual exploitation. This is just one of the key recommendations from a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee. The report, the result of an inquiry into tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Scotland, also found that research is…
An increase in the number of reports of child sex abuse last year has prompted a charity to repeat its campaign urging parents to address the issue with their children. NSPCC Scotland has raised concerns over an increase in calls to its helpline and a rise in the number of…
Police investigating four deaths at a private care home have submitted a report to the procurator fiscal. The development follows a joint investigation by Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the deaths at Edinburgh's Bupa-run Pentland Hill nursing home. A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Following a…
Care workers at Scotland’s largest council have gone on a two-day strike over changes to pay and conditions. Trade union Unison said its members were striking after they failed to reach an agreement with Glasgow City Council over new shift patterns. It said the changes will lead to pay cuts…
The Scottish Government has rejected opposition attempts to bring forward legislation for its own childcare plans and to end "discrimination" in the provision of free nursery care. SNP politicians backed children's minister Aileen Campbell by turning down two key votes to amend the Children and Young People Bill being scrutinised…

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