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| 27 August 2015
NSPCC Scotland has worked with Stirling University to devise a new and unique course for experienced child protection practitioners. This is a post-qualifying course, focusing on practice skills.
Delivered by representatives of Stirling
University, the NSPCC and a range
of experts from across Scotland, this
fully accredited programme has been
introduced to enable students to
develop advanced skills in child welfare
and protection practice with children
Unlike most other postgraduate
courses in the field, this course has an
emphasis on gaining practical skills
and experience. In particular the course
is designed to bridge an existing gap
in practice skills development, and
students will gain knowledge, skills and
experience for working within the most
The course starts in October 2015.
26 August 2015
PEOPLE with mental health problems are missing out on vital support due to a shortage of specialist social workers, new figures show. Ministers are being urged to address the problem after the number of mental health officers (MHOs) plummeted to its lowest level since 2005.
| 26 August 2015
The Scottish government is examining whether new GPS technology could be used to help monitor sex offenders and domestic abusers. The technology, which would be worn as an electronic tag, could tell controllers whether an offender is close to a restricted area. These could include a children's playground or a victim's home.