The Fawcett Society, supported by a group of charities, unions and academics, has published a report outlining policy recommendations for the Government to ensure that progress made in women's rights and equality is not undermined by deficit reducing budget cuts.
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The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) has recently published its Annual Report for 2010/11, which shows that for the fourth year running there has been a fall (7.8%) in the number of children and young people being referred to its service.
A recent report from charity, Action for Children, has found that vulnerable families are reaching breaking point and that support services are struggling to cope with the level of demand for their services.
Edinburgh Council has launched a new multimedia campaign aimed at tackling a shortage of foster carers in Edinburgh. Carers from all backgrounds are needed, but the Council wants to double the number of foster carers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds (BME).
A member of the Law Society of Scotland's Family Law Sub-Committee has offered some advice for confused parents on the subject of leaving children home alone or with a child baby-sitter.
The Government has previously expressed support for the idea of supporting marriage through the tax system. Among the possible rationales for such a policy is a belief that having married parents, as opposed to cohabiting parents, improves children’s cognitive or social development.
Recent figures released by the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) have shown that for the fourth year running there has been a fall in the number of children and young people being referred to the Reporter.
Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Governments should ensure that family support policies protect the most vulnerable, according to the OECD’s first-ever report on family well-being.