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Government funding for survivors of childhood abuse

The Scottish government is extending funding for support for adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Future Pathways, which works with organisations from the statutory and voluntary sectors, to provide support such as education or training courses, therapeutic services or psychological trauma counselling, has been granted up to £9 million from the Scottish government.

Mental Health Minister Clare Haughey said: “The support provided by Future Pathways is vital to help people abused or neglected as children while in care to lead full, healthy and independent lives.

“It’s one of a number of initiatives which the government is funding to support those abused while in care,” she added.

Flora Henderson, Alliance Manager for Future Pathways, said the funding will enable continued support to survivors of historical child abuse in care, in Scotland.

“Future Pathways offers tailored support to survivors of abuse or neglect and helps them to lead full, healthy and independent lives. Although over 1,400 survivors have already registered with us, we know there are more people out there who have had similar experiences and who could really benefit from our help and support,” added Flora Henderson.

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A package of measures to tackle violent crime backed by £130.5 million has been revealed by the government.

The funding will be made available to tackle knife crime, serious violence and murder and new money will be targeted at steering young people away from crime.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “I am determined to cut crime and [...]

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Schools will focus on wellbeing as well as learning

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The government’s focus on ‘catching up’ as children return to school will be as much about their emotional wellbeing as learning, the new children’s commissioner has said.

As many children returned to school today after two months in national lockdown, Dame Rachel de Souza said she had spoken to Sir Kevan Collins, who has been [...]

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Referrals down by 20% during latest lockdown

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Referrals to children’s social care fell by more than 20% in January during the latest national lockdown, official Department for Education statistics has shown.

The Ofsted chief inspector warned before Christmas that child abuse could be going undetected https://www.willispalmer.com/ofsted-child-abuse-could-be-going-undetected/ and the latest DfE figures show that referrals between 25 and 31 January 2021 was 23% lower [...]

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