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Scottish Paying More For Childcare Than Rest of Europe

According to the latest statistics, Scottish parents are paying one of the highest rates for child care in Europe, with the facilities of care being worse than other areas of the UK.

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Foster carers needed for Scottish teenagers

There is an urgent need for more foster carers for teenagers across Scotland, new research from the Fostering Network has found.

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Inequality in treatment of Scottish kinship carers

Recent research from CHILDREN 1ST has found that the financial support kinship carers receive in Scotland can vary, depending on where they live.

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Scotland failing fostered children

The Fostering Network has warned the Scottish Government that if it fails to give fostered children proper financial support then these children will not have their essential needs met.

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NSPCC calls on Scottish Government to prioritise infant mental health

The NSPCC is calling on the Scottish Government to strengthen its commitment to early intervention by putting Scotland’s youngest children at the heart of its forthcoming mental health strategy, as new figures show that the number of young children taken into care is the highest for more than ten years.

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Parental abductions on the increase

There has been a large increase in the number of children abducted by one of their parents, according to reunite International Child Abduction Centre. Latest figures show a 47% increase in calls to the charity's advice line.

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Child support arrangements in America

A recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau has revealed that in 2009, 41.2% of custodial parents received the full amount of child support owed them, down from 46.8% in 2007. The proportion of these parents who were owed child support payments and who received any amount at all — either full or partial — declined from 76.3% to 70.8% over the period.

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