Better late than never…

Social Work Scotland daily news 25/01/16
Scottish Government

Funding for new schools
Allocation of £230 million to replace nineteen schools across Scotland. Read more…

Child sexual exploitation
A new multi media campaign to raise awareness of and prevent child sexual exploitation will be launched this week (Thursday). Read more…

Major GP test pilot launched in Inverclyde
Collaboration will examine new ways of structuring primary care. Read more…

The Herald
Scottish foster carers forced to subsidise basic expenses as allowances fall short of UK minimums
SCOTTISH foster carers are being forced to subsidise basic expenses to cover the cost of providing shoes, clothing and activities for the children they look after, according to a leading charity. Read more…

Outgoing chief of councils umbrella group COSLA Rory Mair warns pulling services away from local control will hit poorest hardest
SCOTLAND’S middle classes remain sheltered from the worst effects of council cuts with the less well-off to suffer if more public services are delivered nationally, local government’s most senior official has warned. Read more…

Community Care
We need zero tolerance of violence against child protection social workers

Susan Hunt, of Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia, argues children cannot be protected if workers are not protected themselves. Read more…

Social workers should get specialist training after 19 children killed during contact visits
The Women’s Aid report said known domestic violence perpetrators were being given contact with their children without proper consideration of their safety and wellbeing. Read more…

Guardian
Vulnerable victims of violence ‘at risk’ over funding uncertainty
Frontline services supporting victims of violent crime demand urgent clarity from the government over the funding available. Read more…

GCSE league tables show schools struggling to adjust to changes
Secondary schools made little headway in improving results in 2015 as headline pass rate rose slightly to 57.1%. Read more…

The Scotsman
Majority of Scots ‘want better wealth equality’ across nation
The majority of Scots believe wealth should be distributed more equally across the country, according to Oxfam. Read more…

1500 schools missing achievement gap funding, say Labour
ALMOST 85 per cent of Scotland’s schools receive no dedicated funding to help them cut the achievement gap between rich and poor pupils, Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said. Read more…

 

 

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