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Care kids get £2.3m lottery cash boost

The Herald | 01 May 2015

YOUNG people growing up in care will be helped to bend the ear of government agencies under a £2.3 million lottery-backed scheme.  

So called 'champions boards' are to be set up across Scotland, using the cash to help young people in care influence decisions affecting them. The Life Changes Trust said the grant would revolutionise the way decisions are taken about young people.

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Health and Social Care Partnership Older People's Joint Inspection

East Lothian Council | 30 April 2015

The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland will soon be carrying out a joint inspection of health and social work services for older people in East Lothian. We expect this inspection process to begin in April/May 2015. The purpose of the joint inspection is to find out how well the health and social work services partnership between East Lothian Council and NHS Lothian (referred to as the Partnership) deliver good personal outcomes for older people who use services and their carers.

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Managing Risk of Serious Harm in Young People: Launch of CARM (Care and Risk Management) and revised guidance for Movement Restriction Conditions (MRCs) in the Children's Hearing System

30 April 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 9.30am to 1pm - University of Strathclyde

The Scottish Government, in conjunction with the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), is delighted to invite you to the launch of CARM and revised guidance for MRCs in the Children's Hearing System. You will hear from expert speakers including the Scottish Government, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and the Risk Management Authority (RMA) on what this means for the social work and youth criminal justice sector, and have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion.

This will take place on Tuesday, May 26 at the University of Strathclyde’s Colville Building, Room 4:20. There will be tea and coffee on arrival, and lunch and networking at 1pm. 

 Please indicate whether you can attend by emailing charlotte.morris@strath.ac.uk. Contact 0141 444 8705 if you have any queries.