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Many divorcing couples open to reconciliation

Recent research in America has found a surprising level of interest in reconciliation among divorcing couples with children.

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Religious groups back same sex marriage proposals

A number of religious groups have united in supporting the introduction of same sex marriages, reports the BBC.

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Early years investment

Over 20 charities are set to receive a share of a £6.8 million funding boost for vulnerable young children and families.

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Consultation on national Safeguarders Panel

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the draft Safeguarders Panel Regulations 2012.

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Prosecutors and police warn against domestic violence

The Crown Office and Strathclyde Police have warned that football matches such as Old Firm clashes are no excuse for domestic abuse.

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Government consults on Children's Bill

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the Rights of Children and Young People Bill, which will enshrine in law the duty on Scottish Ministers to recognise the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) when exercising its responsibilities.

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Latest statistics on civil partnerships and marriage

The Registrar General for Scotland has published provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the second quarter of 2011.

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Parents try to avoid maintenance obligations

The Child Support Agency (CSA) has published a list of excuses given by parents for not paying child maintenance, reports the Herald.

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Views sought on same sex marriage

A consultation on same sex marriage and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships in Scotland has been published by the Scottish Government.

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Foster carers from BME backgrounds wanted

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).

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Weight gain affected by marital transitions

Researchers at Ohio State University have conducted a study into the effects that marital transitions, such as marriage or divorce, can have on a couple's weight gain.

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Women want financial independence in a relationship

Nearly half of single working women are more likely to say yes to a marriage proposal than a joint bank account with their boyfriend, according to a recent report.

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Child protection in Midlothian

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) has issued its joint inspection report on the protection of children and young people in the Midlothian area.

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Cohabitation eclipses divorce as key risk factor for children

New research in America has claimed that the rise in the number of cohabiting households with children is linked to increased instability in children's lives, and to a range of negative outcomes for children.

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Nine-year jail term for domestic abuser

At the High Court in Edinburgh, a 52-year old man from Glasgow has been given a 15-year extended sentence for a 30-year campaign of violence and domestic abuse against women. He will spend nine years in custody, reduced from ten years to reflect his guilty plea.

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Home alone and child baby-sitters

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.

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Call for widening of domestic abuse task force

The Scottish Labour party has called on the Scottish government to introduce a scheme across Scotland that has proven successful in tackling domestic violence in Strathclyde.

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Scottish Youth Parliament calls for marriage equality

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) has launched a campaign to urge the Scottish Government to allow same-sex couples the right to get married.

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CSA gets tough on parents

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has recently published figures on the performance of the Child Support Agency (CSA).

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Woman awarded record divorce settlement

A Russian woman was awarded the UK's largest financial settlement when her divorce was finalised recently in London, reports the Daily Mail.

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