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Suffering from emotional problems in adolescence is an important risk factor for future joblessness, irrespective of socio-economic background, according to a new report by academics at the University of Stirling. The research, which examined the employment patterns of over 7,000 Americans over a 12 year period, found clear evidence that…
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has called for the SNP to "press the pause button" on plans to introduce a named person for every child in Scotland. Ms Davidson met campaigners and parents concerned about the scheme, which will see every youngster under the age of 18 assigned a single…
Young people living in poverty are more likely to feel like failures and suffer mental health problems than their more affluent classmates, according to a report. Almost three in 10 (29%) of 16 to 19-year-olds growing up in poverty do not feel optimistic about the future, compared with just over…
In an increasingly globalised economy and culturally diverse country, a new report from King’s College London and National Citizen Service (NCS) reveals a ‘concerning' lack of social integration and level of loneliness amongst the next generation of young people, which could be harmful to the UK’s economy and wellbeing in…
The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland has launched his Strategic Plan for the next four years. The Plan lays out the office's Strategic Aims for the 2016-20 period, as well as the key themes the office will work on. Strategic Aims The office's Strategic Aims as outlined in the…
An offer of a university place will be made available for young people with care experience in Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. It follows the publication of a report from the Commission on Widening Access which set out a range of actions to ensure a student’s background is…
Some children are being left unprotected and at risk of serious harm because of 'unacceptable inconsistencies' in police investigations into missing children. The Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report on the police response to missing and absent children also described runaway teenagers being sworn at by police, blamed for…
Services for children and young people in Fife are performing well and are improving the lives of many, inspectors have said today. It follows a joint inspection of services across the Fife Community Planning Partnership by a team of inspectors led by the Care Inspectorate, with support from Education Scotland,…
The Scottish Government should appoint a dedicated minister in charge of mental health policy, according to a children's charity. Children in Scotland said a dedicated ministerial-level post with a mental health remit would raise the profile of children and young people's mental health and prioritise early intervention and prevention. Chief…
More than a quarter of young people would turn to the internet first if they were upset or had a problem, according to a new survey. Children as young as 13 would seek out online help, ranging from searching for information to looking at websites specifically designed for young people.…
Experts at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are launching a dedicated centre to address the inequalities in health and life chances affecting families, children and young people. The centre has been established in response to ongoing concerns about the wellbeing of children, young people and families in Nottinghamshire – and nationally.…
Health Minister, Simon Hamilton has announced the publication of new minimum standards for supported lodgings for young people and young adults aged 16-21 in Northern Ireland. The aim of Supported Lodgings is to provide young people leaving care and young people facing homelessness, with safe, suitable and supportive places to…

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