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Young service users visit the Scottish Parliament

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Wednesday 30 July 2014 / Participation
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There are only 50 days to go until Scotland votes on independence and for the first time the voting age has been extended to include 16 and 17 year olds. So we took a group of service users along to the Scottish Parliament to find out more about how Parliament works.

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Innovative practice at HMP Styal Mother and Baby Unit

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Tuesday 15 July 2014 / Case studies
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Action for Children’s Mother and Baby Unit at HMP/YOI Styal is a unique place where Mums are encouraged, empowered and inspired to bond with their babies and transform their lives in the long term. Practice Team Leader Carla Booth gives us an insight into the innovative service.

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Scotland have raised the stakes on care leaving

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Tuesday 07 January 2014 / Chance to stay, Children in care

Yesterday’s announcement by the Scottish Government was a ground breaking one. They announced that from April 2015, young people in care will have a right to stay until the age of 21. Scotland have trumped England, and the rest of the UK, by extending support for young people in all forms of care – not just foster care – which is why it’s ground breaking.

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