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National action plan to tackle female genital mutilation launched

A national action plan to help healthcare workers, teachers and other professionals become better equipped to spot the signs of girls and women at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been launched by the Scottish Government. The plan aims to do this through prevention, protection, and by providing services and support. According to the… Read More

Change Network toolkit resource created by Iriss and See Me

A Change Network Toolkit resource which is designed to support individuals, groups, organisations and communities to challenge stigma and discrimination across Scotland has been created by Iriss (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services) and See Me. The resource was created using peer research, reflection and personal experience of the group and aims to… Read More

Teenage smoking in Scotland falls by more than two thirds

The number of 15-year-olds who smoke regularly has dropped by more than two thirds in the last two decades, according to a new report published by the Scottish Government. In 1996, 29 per cent of 15-year-olds in Scotland smoked regularly, but decreased to nine per cent in 2013. For 13-year-olds there was a decrease from… Read More

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