Equality News Update: ‘It made me who I am’ Youngsters open up about life in Scottish care system as charity helps make their voices heard

Over the next five years, the charity Who Cares? Scotland will embark upon an ambitious journey to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for all care-experienced people in Scotland.

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Equality News Update: Charity opens residential service in Fife

One of Scotland’s oldest children’s charities has opened up its first home since closing its residential service six years ago.

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Equality News Update: Nearly all trans students are self-harming in Scotland

The most recent Stonewall school report from Scotland shows incredibly high levels of mental health issues in trans students.

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Equality News Update: Glasgow music tuition project for children in poor areas praised for ‘potential to transform lives’

A free music tuition project for children from deprived parts of Glasgow has received a glowing report for its “potential to transform lives”.

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Equality News Update: 100 apply to mentor disadvantaged in Dundee BREAKTHROUGH programme

A new £1 million Dundee mentoring scheme which aims to give a crucial boost to disadvantaged children received 100 applications to be mentors within its first week.

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Equality News Update: Radical child care service shake-up will be first in Scotland

Spiralling costs in child residential care have forced council bosses to adopt a radical new approach which will see traditional homes for troubled youngsters scrapped by 2018.

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Equality News Update: Young Fifers encouraged to sign up for career changing programme

Young unemployed people from Fife are being encouraged to sign up for Diageo’s award-winning ‘Learning for Life’ training programme.

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Equality News Update: Pupils offered support as exam results are revealed

Pupils who have received their exam results are being offered support.

NSPCC Scotland is asking youngsters who are worried about this week’s exam results to get in touch.

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Equality News Update: Worrying numbers of primary kids being fed by foodbanks

Children are increasingly relying on foodbanks to be fed, worrying new figures have revealed.

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Equality News Update: Suicides by young people peak in exam season, report finds

Suicides among children and young adults peak at the beginning of exam season, it has emerged, adding to fears that pressure to get good results is harming their mental health.

Exams are sometimes the final straw that lead to someone under 25 taking their own life, according to a major inquiry. While experts pointed out that the causes of suicide are always complex, they said academic problems could play a significant role.

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