On 23rd March 2020 the United Kingdom went into lockdown in response to Covid-19. All schools closed and children began home learning. Apart from taking some daily exercise as a family group, children have been confined within their home environment. Interaction with extended family and peers has been limited to those with access to social media. This has become the new norm for our pupils.
As part of Phase 3 of Scotland’s framework for easing restrictions on lockdown, from 15 July it is possible for marriages and civil partnerships to take place indoors at public venues, including registration offices, hospitality venues and places of worship as well as outdoors. As outlined below, there continue to be limits on numbers attending.
A new law which will enable heterosexual couples to marry in civil partnerships has been lodged at the Scottish Parliament.
Nyla Khan says she was taken from Scotland at the age of 17 and forced to marry her cousin in Pakistan.
MPs have backed amendments which require the government to liberalise abortion and extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland if devolution is not restored.
Doctors, nurses and teachers could face criminal charges for failing to report forced marriage cases under plans being considered by the government.
Despite progress, experts say systemic change is needed to ensure domestic abuse survivors do not feel “let down” by the courts
A new project to help parents and children form stronger relationships and overcome challenges has secured almost £95,000 of funding over the next two years.