Equality News Update: Scottish Government unveils plans to help more young people into work

YOUNG people have been given a boost with more than 3,500 work-based learning opportunities bring offered in 2018 by Skills Development Scotland.

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Equality News Update: Teenagers in Scotland given right to ask for extra support in school

Change aimed at pupils aged between 12-15 who have additional support needs – the Scottish equivalent of special educational needs

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Equality News Update: NSPCC refers 90 calls a week to police and social services over sex abuse fears

A children’s charity said it is referring an average of 90 calls a week to police and social services over concerns a young person has been sexually assaulted.

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Equality News Update: Big Yes for award-winning scheme turning young offenders into chefs

Recently, one of our most popular fundraisers was recognised with two wins at the Scottish Events Awards. Yes Chef! sees young men we work with spend 12 weeks training in ­kitchens before being centre stage at a high-profile event and moving into careers in hospitality.

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Equality News Update: Scottish teacher is transforming school life in Rwanda

A visit to Rwanda while still a North Berwick High School pupil in 2009 has transformed life for one African school and a whole bunch of Scottish teachers.

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Equality News Update: Figures show over 45,000 students in Scotland sought counselling over last five years

‘We know that student counselling services in universities work incredibly hard but these figures show just how much demand there is for their service’

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Equality News Update: Childline report 13% rise in calls from children with disabilities or special needs

Childline have reported a 13% rise in calls from young people with disabilities or special needs.

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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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