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Young people in Glasgow facing the prospect of sleeping rough on the streets are to be provided an emergency bed for the night - in a volunteer’s home rather than in a homelessness hostel. The homeless charity, Simon Community Scotland - which is marking its 50th anniversary - has received…
Theresa May has announced £80 million of funding for youth projects in England in the latest stage of her drive to create a "great meritocracy". The Prime Minister's announcement, which follows her controversial plans to shake-up the education system, involves money from the Government and National Lottery funds. The initiative…
Antidepressant prescribing amongst children and young people has shown a significant increase of 28% in the past decade, even though recorded diagnoses of depression have gone down, according to new research published today. One in ten children and young people suffer from some kind of mental health problem, including depression…
Scottish Labour has renewed calls for 16 to 18-year-olds to be exempted from having a named person ahead of a ministerial statement on the scheme. Deputy First Minister John Swinney is due to update MSPs at Holyrood on progress in implementing the policy after the Supreme Court ruled elements of…
Victims of crime face a postcode lottery over the availability of "restorative" justice schemes that bring them into contact with offenders, a Commons report has found. While some variation is inevitable, the objective of equal access to services regardless of geographic location has not yet been achieved, MPs said. They…
Significant progress has been made in improving services for children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway, inspectors have said. Inspectors returned for a second follow-up review of services in the area after an initial inspection in February 2014 raised concerns and identified five priority areas for urgent improvement. Inspectors…
Teenage girls will be trained to spot discrimination and speak out against sexism in a new project run by Girlguiding Scotland. The Action for Change project has the backing of equalities campaigners concerned about "layers of inequality young women face" below the surface of Scottish society. Guides aged 13 to…
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been cut from youth services across the UK in the past six years, leading to the loss of more than 3,600 jobs, according to a new report. Unison said a study showed most local authorities had cut services such as youth centres, advice and…
Staff at Newcastle Youth Offending Team were doing some good work to turn children away from crime, but senior leaders needed to work better together to drive performance, said Dame Glenys Stacey, Chief Inspector of Probation as she published her report of the work of Newcastle Youth Offending Team (YOT).…
Ministers are seeking views on plans to give young carers extra financial support when new welfare powers are devolved to Holyrood. The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of a Young Carer's Allowance. Individual carers and advisory groups are among those being invited to have their say…
Royalty, a rock legend and a popular comedian put a smile on the faces of young children as they opened a state-of-the-art cancer unit in Glasgow. The Who frontman and long-time charity patron Roger Daltrey joined Kevin Bridges and Sarah, Duchess of York, at the new Teenage Cancer Trust unit…
This consultation sets out the government’s programme of reform to provide better outcomes for vulnerable children. It seeks views on the possible introduction of one of 2 additional statutory measures: a mandatory reporting duty, which would require certain practitioners or organisations to report child abuse or neglect if they knew…
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Dress for success

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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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