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Kinship Carers Open Forum in Inverurie

22 May 2015

An open forum for kinship carers is to take place next week (Wednesday, May 27) from 11.00am - 2.00pm at Inverurie Family Resource Centre, Victoria Street, Inverurie. Aberdeenshire Council's Kinship Care Team is hosting the forum and inviting carers and anyone who has an interest in the service to come along and find out more about support available. 

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Frontline social workers and teachers required for research

WithScotland | 22 May 2015

Front line Social Workers and teachers are invited to join our closed discussion site TalkWith to support a piece of research entitled: 'Exploring the value of a resilience -based approach with young people facing the immediate and long term impact of the life changing event of unexpected early pregnancy.

As practitioners we are looking for you to give the research team ideas about the ways in which you have worked to nurture resilience in young people, with a particular focus on teenagers moving into young adulthood. We are specifically looking to hear examples of creative work you have done to promote resilience which you would be willing to share.

We would also like to give you a chance to comment on the suggestions and ideas generated by a group of young people based on their own experiences.

If you are interested in being part of this closed community please contact Annette Webb Research Coordinator annette.webb1@stir.ac.uk

VIPs among Scots child abuse suspects

BBC News | 21 May 2015

Detectives investigating historic child sex abuse in Scotland have identified 110 suspects, including 37 VIPs. The figures, released by Police Scotland, relate to Operation Hydrant, which was set up to look at allegations. The force currently has 58 separate investigations as part of the UK-wide probe. Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said the volume of allegations presented a "massive" challenge.

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