Equality News Update: Third Force News: New law protecting children from assault to come into force

Children will receive the same protections from assault as adults from Saturday the 7th November thanks to the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Act 2019. Joanna Barrett, NSPCC Scotland policy and public affairs officer, said: “This new law, finally gives children in Scotland their rightful protection against assault and the same safeguards as adults.   … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: New law protecting children from assault to come into force

Equality News Update: The Herald: Coronavirus: Research reveals toll of Covid on families with disabled and seriously ill children

Since the start of the pandemic, research by Family Fund has found that half of families have suffered loss of income due to COVID-19, with 41% having to fall back onto their savings. One concern is that even if support reverts back to pre-COVID-19 levels, the negative impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Herald: Coronavirus: Research reveals toll of Covid on families with disabled and seriously ill children

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Applications to open early for Scottish Child Payment

Reported by Scottish Government News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The new Scottish Child Payment will be opening early for applications from 09 November 2020. This is a new benefit for low-income families with children under-16. Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said: “The Scottish Child … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Applications to open early for Scottish Child Payment

Equality News Update: The Courier: Communities to be consulted before more Spaces for People initiatives after north east Fife uproar

Communities are to be consulted on any changes to social distancing practice across towns and villages after car parking was suspended in St. Andrews, as well as barriers being removed after campaigns by locals. Read more and get involved in the consultation here: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/1697410/communities-to-be-consulted-before-the-introduction-of-further-spaces-for-people-initiatives-following-north-east-fife-uproar/ #EqNews #Covid-19 #LocalServices #SocialDistancing

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Face covering exemption cards launched

The Scottish Government are now producing face mask exemption cards for those with health conditions, disabilities or other circumstances where a face covering might cause difficulty or distress. Physical and digital cards are available to request online from 29 October at www.exempt.scot or via a free helpline on 0800 121 6240. FCE Manager, Nina Munday shares our … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Face covering exemption cards launched

Equality News Update: Third Force News: New project to support young care leavers

Reported by Third Force News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Connect-19 Projects is a really good idea to help reduce the social isolation often felt by young carers, ensuring that young people have the technology to interact and engage with others, as well as … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: New project to support young care leavers

Equality News Update: The Courier: New domestic abuse laws see violent crime reports soar in Dunfermline

Reported by The Courier  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. With the introduction of domestic abuse being included under non-sexual crimes of violence last year as part of the Domestic Abuse Act (Scotland), the number of victims in Dunfermline has almost doubled. However, this could mean … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: New domestic abuse laws see violent crime reports soar in Dunfermline

Equality News Update: deadline. News: Government funding boost to improve lives of vulnerable Scots

Reported by deadline. News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Blackwood Housing and Care has been awarded money by the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and the City of Edinburgh Council to make homes more accessible for disabled residents. This includes equipping them with assistive tech … Continue reading Equality News Update: deadline. News: Government funding boost to improve lives of vulnerable Scots

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Consulting on free bus travel for young people under 19

Reported by Scottish Government News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Scottish Government have launched a new consultation looking to gather your views on new proposals to offer free bus travel for under 19's. To find out more and contribute to the consultation: https://www.gov.scot/news/consulting-on-free-bus-travel-for-young-people-under-19/ #EqNews … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Consulting on free bus travel for young people under 19

Equality News Update: BBC News: How will the new jobs support plan work in Scotland?

Reported by BBC News  – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. BBC News have released a handy summary of what the job support plans will look like in Scotland in the coming months, covering the necessary contributions made by the UK government as well as employers to … Continue reading Equality News Update: BBC News: How will the new jobs support plan work in Scotland?

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Groups unite in bid to tackle sex abuse and promote healthy relationships

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. NSPCC Scotland, YWCA Scotland and Dundee City Council are working in partnership to launch a new campaign, with all the resources created by young women, it aims to help create better awareness of what healthy … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Groups unite in bid to tackle sex abuse and promote healthy relationships

Equality News Update: Fife Today: New Fife project launches cultural food parcels

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. In case you missed it, as part of our Minority Ethnic 60+ Project - we're creating cultural food parcels that are available to members of the project. We're trying to reach as many minority ethnic … Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: New Fife project launches cultural food parcels

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Self-Isolation Support Grant now open

Reported by Scottish Government News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. The Scottish Government have launched the Self-Isolation Support Grant to try and assist low-income workers who are forced to self-isolate and will lose income as a result. It is a grant of £500 and hopes … Continue reading Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Self-Isolation Support Grant now open

Equality News Update: The Guardian: Census to ask about sexual orientation for the first time

Reported by The Guardian – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. In Scotland for the 2022 Census, people will be asked voluntary questions about their sexual orientation and gender identity. With the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions put in place, the 2022 Census is … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Census to ask about sexual orientation for the first time

Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking scale of domestic abuse in Fife laid bare as support scheme helps 2,650 victims in its 10 years

Reported by The Courier – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. On the 10th anniversary of MARAC's (multi-agency risk assessment conference) creation, the scale of domestic abuse in Fife is being highlighted. Over the past 10 years, 2,650 victims have been supported by the MARAC process, with … Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Shocking scale of domestic abuse in Fife laid bare as support scheme helps 2,650 victims in its 10 years