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#SNP18 backs overhaul of consent education in schools
A motion was passed at the SNP conference to change the school curriculum by bringing in new sex education subject with a focus on consent between two adults.
SCOTTISH NATIONAL Party (SNP) activists have backed a motion calling on the Scottish Government to overhaul consent education in schools following the rise of sexual crimes across Scotland.
Step change is needed to tackle young people’s mental health, Audit Scotland finds
Auditor General is calling on the public sector to change the way that it deals with children and young people’s mental health.
SPENDING WATCHDOG, Audit Scotland is calling for a “step change” in the way public services deal with the mental health crisis that is affecting young people across Scotland.
Scottish Lib Dems vote to end PFI/PPP infrastructure contracts - reversing policy from time in coalition govt
The Scottish Liberal Democrats open their conference in Dunfermline by passing policy for all PFI/PPP projects to be cancelled – they were in office from 1999-2007 with Scottish Labour when all Scottish PFI projects were signed
SCOTTISH LIBERAL Democrat activists have voted in favour of ending PFI/PP contracts for the building of schools, hospitals and other public infrastructure in Scotland.
Scottish Lib Dem activists want Catholic schools axed from state school system
Motion at Dunfermline conference would see party back the end of faith schools in the state education system
THE Scottish Liberal Democrats could back changes to the state school system which would see Catholic schools axed.
A motion put forward by party members to their autumn conference in Dunfermline is calling on the Scottish Government to remove religious belief as a “placing criteria” for those pupils attending state schools across Scotland.
'Damning': New study finds 38 children a day were made homeless in 2017-18
New analysis from Shelter Scotland shows the true scale of child homelessness, the health impact of being homelessness and the increasing length of time living in temporary housing across Scotland
NEW RESEARCH has found that 38 children a day were made homeless over the last fiscal year across Scotland.
The analysis published by Shelter Scotland found that in 2017-2018, just over 14,000 children were living in temporary accommodation – equivalent to six or seven children in every school across Scotland.
STUC youth conference calls for action to end period poverty to be ramped up
The STUC youth conference hightlights the issues women faced while having their period as they support action to end period poverty.
THE STUC youth conference is calling on the Scottish Government to have free sanitary products throughout the public sector and to apply pressure on to private sector workplaces to do the same.
STUC youth conference demands independent inquiry into sex for rent scandal
Concerns have been raised at the STUC Youth Conference about how women have been exploited by male landlords on websites for sexual favours.
THE STUC youth committee is calling on the Scottish Government to launch an independent inquiry into the sex for rent scandal.
A motion was passed at the STUC youth annual conference in Clydebank also calling for a report that will strengthen tenants’ rights and protect tenants from sexual violence.
STUC youth conference: There is no case for young workers to be paid less than older colleagues
The STUC youth conference kicked off with concerns about how low pay is having an effect on young workers in Scotland
CONCERNS HAVE been raised about the effect of young worker rates which tie young people into low pay, as the annual STUC youth conference began today [30 June].
A motion was passed at the conference in Clydebank that noted that young workers are getting paid almost two pounds an hour less than their older colleagues.
Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central yet to introduce free sanitary products four months after agreeing to
In December 2017, Network Rail agreed to install free sanitary products
TWO OF Scotland’s biggest train stations have still not offered free sanitary products to its passengers, four months after they agreed to do so.
A series of tweets from @EndPeriodPoverty – a twitter account that is part of Scottish Labour MSP Monica Lennon’s campaign to end period poverty – showed that both Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central train stations have not put in a machine in the female toilets that will allow access to free sanitary products.
Vince Cable reiterates call for SNP to back UK-wide vote on Brexit deal at Scottish Lib Dem conference
CommonSpace reporter David Thomson reports from the last day of the Scottish Lib Dem conference in Aviemore where party activists heard from their UK leader, Vince Cable.
THE SNP should get behind the call for a UK-wide vote on the Brexit deal, Lib Dem leader Vince Cable told the Scottish Lib Dems conference on Saturday [21 April].
Cable used his speech to urge the SNP to back them on getting a referendum on the Brexit deal once the negotiations are completed.