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The death of a 10-year-old in a house in Perth and Kinross is being treated as murder.Kane Morris died at the scene in Union Street, Coupar Angus, in the early hours of Sunday while an eight-year-old girl remains in a critical condition in hospital.A 37-year-old man has been arrested in…
Health and social care services in Clackmannanshire and Stirling are performing well at present but need to work together more effectively as partners to meet the needs of people in their communities, now and in the future.That is the key message from a joint inspection carried out by inspectors from…
The parents of a young woman who killed herself in jail after enduring "horrific experiences" have called for a review of Scotland's prison system.Katie Allan's family said on Thursday they wanted a meeting with Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf as they launched a campaign calling for change.The 21-year-old geography student was…
Scotland's first ever Dementia Friendly park is being launched today in one of Stirling’s best used recreational areas by walking charity, Paths for All. In a bid to make Stirling’s Kings Park more accessible to everyone, the city space has been transformed to allow those living with dementia to be…
Services for children and young people in Perth and Kinross are performing well and delivering very good outcomes for children, young people and their families, inspectors have said. It follows a joint inspection of services for children and young people in the Perth and Kinross community planning partnership. The inspection…
Three care homes in Stirlingshire operated by the same care provider have been told to make urgent improvements by the Care Inspectorate. The services, owned by Mauricare Ltd, are Ashford House in Bridge of Allan, Ashlea House (pictured) in Callander and Ashwood House also located in Callander. Inspectors who visited…
Part of a nursing home's roof has been left gutted after crews battled a fire for more than two-and-a-half hours. Forth Bay Nursing Home in Kincardine was evacuated when a blaze broke out at around 3.20pm on Monday. Members of the public came to the aid of the elderly residents…
A nursery in Perth has been told it must make swift improvements to the care provided to children. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal improvement notice on Little Einstein’s nursery in Perth after an inspection raised concern. The Improvement Notice says the management of the nursery have until the…
A health board has apologised after a paediatrician failed to diagnose a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour at an earlier stage. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) Jim Martin upheld a complaint from the child's mother about the treatment her son received from NHS Forth Valley. In his investigation report,…
A child welfare expert accused of falsely claiming to be a doctor is facing a four-day disciplinary hearing at the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in Dundee. Susan Stewart, 46, who ran Scotland's Child and Family Assessment Centre, is accused of falsely claiming to have a PhD in psychology from…
Perth & Kinross Council's Early Education and Childcare Strategy Team have announced details of their 'Introduction to Becoming a Childminder' sessions for people considering childminding as a career option, and Pre-registration Training courses, both of which are free to attend. The sessions provide a relaxed opportunity not only to find…
A new social enterprise, Creating Conversations, is launching an innovative activity kit at the University of Stirling to encourage creative activities among people living with dementia. The toolkit, developed by Artlink Central, a charity that offers artist-led participatory programmes to support people from disadvantaged groups, is an artist-designed group activity…
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