Substantial gap remains in early mental health support for young people, warn MSPs


A Scottish Parliament Committee has warned that more needs to be done to ensure that young people who need help with their mental health can access support at the earliest opportunity.

Progress has been too slow, Committee warns football authorities


Legislation and external regulation may be the only way to protect the rights of children and young people involved in youth football, a Scottish Parliament Committee has warned.

Inquiry into mental health support available for young people


An inquiry into how young people access mental health support in Scotland is being launched by the Public Petitions Committee.

Holyrood Committee calls for halt on Mesh Medical Devices


The Public Petitions Committee has been considering evidence on the issues highlighted by a petition lodged in April 2014 by Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy on behalf of the Scottish Mesh Survivors' 'Hear our Voice' campaign.

Assessments needed ahead of armed forces visits to schools


A child rights and wellbeing assessment is needed to ensure that armed forces visits to schools are appropriate. This is the outcome of a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee.

Treat the patient not just the symptoms says Committee


A five year battle for recognition and improved diagnosis of patients with thyroid conditions has today led to a call for a clear, single protocol for testing to be applied for the whole of Scotland.

Holyrood Committee hears local A75 and diabetes concerns


Local people shared strong views with MSPs on A75 safety; and the challenges of living with Type 1 diabetes, when the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee visited Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright earlier this month.

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