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
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
A new leaflet which explains the ‘Stop and Search’ process has been published by Police Scotland. The leaflet details what members of the public can expect during a Stop and Search and also outlines their rights if they are stopped and searched.
An interactive online resource which aims to simplify how the youth and criminal justice system works for under 18s in Scotland has been developed by the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) in partnership with Iriss (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services) . The resource was officially launched by Paul Wheelhouse MSP,… Read More
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
A new TV advertising campaign and website on how to spot signs of child sexual exploitation has been launched by the Scottish Government. The new TV advert and website, www.csethesigns.scot, illustrates how online conversations can potentially lead to a young person placing themselves in danger and highlight how to spot the warning signs. Useful materials… Read More
Almost twice as many girls (19 per cent) than boys (10 per cent) reported being a victim of cyber-bullying in 2014, according to new figures published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. Overall, 55 per cent of young people in England said they had experienced some form of bullying in the past couple… Read More