The proportion of looked after children meeting targets for literacy and numeracy by the time they leave school in Dundee has sharply dipped.
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The creator of a ground breaking Scottish charity in Fife which is trying to prevent siblings put into care from becoming estranged has welcomed the setting up of the new £1 million BREAKTHROUGH Dundee mentoring scheme.
A new £1 million mentoring scheme was launched in Dundee on Tuesday evening aimed at boosting the life chances of secondary-school-aged young people who are vulnerable or have experienced care.
New figures have revealed there were more than 1,600 'missing' cases recorded by police in Tayside last year.
A campaign designed to stop the stigma often associated with looked after children has been launched in Fife.
Michael Alexander visits Seamab, a national Kinross-shire based charity which helps some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, and which is now seeking the help of Courier readers to fund-raise for a new school.
As Volunteers Week begins, Michael Alexander visits a unique Scottish charity in north Fife which is trying to prevent siblings who are put into care from becoming estranged.