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Deputy First Minister announces financial redress scheme for Scotland

Published: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Deputy First Minister John Swinney announces that a financial redress/compensation scheme for victims/survivors of abuse in care…

Good Practice Note guides local authorities through Council Tax exemptions for Care Leavers

Published: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Practice Note published to help local authorities implement recent changes in law, giving young care leavers exemption from coun…

Why Not? receives charitable status

Published: Monday 22 October 2018
A ground breaking project by the social care organisation, Care Visions, has received charitable status.

New report expresses concern over the number of babies at risk of ‘severe harm’

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2018
The Children’s Commissioner’s Office for England published a report which examines the number of children living at home who are…

25 Calls to change children’s lives for the better

Published: Thursday 11 October 2018
Children in Scotland is celebrating its 25th year creating a plan of action surrounding children’s rights and equality.

New report shows number of newborns taken into care in England

Published: Wednesday 10 October 2018
A new study published has reported that the likelihood of newborn babies being involved in care proceedings has increased.

Make it Count

Published: Wednesday 10 October 2018
The Mental Health Foundation, has launched a new campaign focussing on the mental health of schoolchildren in Scotland.

Council spending on children in care in England set to rise

Published: Thursday 4 October 2018
Figures show that total spend by local authorities across England will increase to £4.16bn for 2018/19.

Social Service Workforce Week 2018

Published: Friday 21 September 2018
Social Services Workforce Week enters its fifth year, between September 24 – 28, with the aim of bringing more attention and sup…

New briefing from CELCIS goes beyond the headlines to understand the experience of going to university from care

Published: Thursday 13 September 2018
CELCIS has published a new briefing going behind the common headlines that indicate only a small proportion of care experienced …

Scottish review supports a financial compensation/ redress scheme for victims/ survivors of abuse in care

Published: Thursday 6 September 2018
The SHRC InterAction Action Plan Review Group, in partnership with CELCIS has today published a set of reports and recommendatio…

Scottish social services workforce data

Published: Thursday 30 August 2018
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published its 2017 Workforce Data Report showing an increase in the size of the …

Social Services Expo 2018

Published: Friday 24 August 2018
Scotland’s Social Services sector to share best practice and innovation.

Trauma support needed in Scotland’s schools

Published: Thursday 23 August 2018
Barnardo’s Scotland call for more support for teachers working with children and young people who experience trauma.

New Chief Executive appointed to SSSC

Published: Monday 20 August 2018
Lorraine Gray is the new head of the Scottish Social Services Council.

New Participation Network event coming soon

Published: Friday 17 August 2018
The second Participating in Participation Network event will explore co-production and co-design.

Scottish children with additional support needs may not get the support they need

Published: Thursday 2 August 2018
The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition highlight a worsening in the ratio of those with additional support needs (ASN) being…

New report reveals challenges of implementing continuing care

Published: Monday 30 July 2018
A new report on the life chances of care experienced people in Scotland has been published.

SCRA’s Official Statistics 2017/18

Published: Thursday 26 July 2018
The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) has today (26 July 2018) published its latest statistics on young people …

Zero Tolerance Under Pressure Training 2018

Published: Wednesday 25 July 2018
Zero Tolerance, Scotland’s charity working to end men’s violence against women, are looking for experienced trainers and youth w…

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