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Human rights watchdog sends dossier of concerns to UN over protections for children in Scotland

06 July 2015

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has urged the United Nations to demand the criminal age of responsibility for children be raised in Scotland from the age of eight.

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Domestic abuse protection goes national

06 July 2015

FM announces Disclosure Scheme to be made available across Scotland. Women and men across Scotland who suspect their partner has an abusive background may now have that information disclosed to them, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Police Scotland’s Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland will be rolled out across the country later this year.

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New mental health unit

Scottish Government | 03 July 2015

Dundee facility provides inpatient care for children and adolescents Mental Health Minister, Jamie Hepburn, will visit a new £8 million unit for child and adolescent mental health in Dundee today. The Young People’s Unit provides a 12 bed inpatient unit, including family accommodation for parents. It provides specialist care to young people from across the north of Scotland. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and there is a private outdoor space, education facility and a gym.

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