Figures released this week by children’s charity Barnardo’s show a 25 per cent increase in the number of children, young people, parents and carers supported through the charity’s mental health services.
Over 1,800 people ascend the Forth Bridge raising over £137,775 for children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland - This rare opportunity to ascend the Forth Bridge was organised by Barnardo’s Scotland’s charity partners Network Rail and Balfour Beatty. The event ‘Yourview19’ took place over two weekends 13 – 5 and 20 - 22 September.
MSPs made history today by voting in favour of Scotland becoming the first country in the UK to end the physical punishment of children. Green MSP John Finnie’s Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill was voted through its third stage in parliament with 84 votes for and only 29 against.
Barnardo's Scotland calls for a multi-agency approach to tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and to focus all of our energies on disruption, preventing child exploitation and abuse from happening in the first place.
The Local Government Association says severe funding shortages and huge demand pressures mean councils were forced to overspend on their children’s social care budgets by nearly £800 million last year.