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Carers Bill To Increase Support For Scottish Families

The Scottish Government has announced that the rights of carers in Scotland will be put into law in order to aid them in obtaining the necessary support they are entitled to.

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Legal Challenge Against Named Guardians Rejected

A legal challenge against the Scottish Government’s proposal to name guardians for every child in the country has been rejected by the top civil court in Scotland.

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Clare’s Law to be Piloted in Aberdeen

A pilot scheme which allows people to see if their partner has a history of domestic violence or domestic abuse has been unrolled in Aberdeen and Ayrshire in the Scottish Government’s bid to control domestic abuse in Scotland.

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Fresh Wave of Interest in Psychological Abuse Being Criminalised

With increasing talks of a separate domestic abuse offence in England and Wales and the launch of pilot project to help individuals recognize abusive partners, in Aberdeen and Ayrshire there is increasing interest in making course of conduct amounting to psychological abuse a separate crime.

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Alcohol and the family – the reality

A new report warns of the stark reality of life for families where drinking has reached hazardous levels and is calling for a series of wide ranging reforms to tackle the problem. The report, by charity 4Children, demands better support and information for families.

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Wide variety of family structures

Parenting website, Netmums, has recently carried out a survey which found there 35 different family types currently in existence in the UK, reports the Scotsman.

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