Scottish Government cash is being invested into efforts to help struggling youngsters considering running away from home.
A leading psychiatrist has been appointed to oversee an independent review of the mental health support services available to young people behind bars.
A new one-off grant to help young people with the costs of starting work will be introduced as soon as possible, Scotland’s Social Security Secretary has said.
Legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12 should be enacted as soon as possible to “stop the criminalisation of eight-year-olds”, MSPs have heard.
Young people are being treated “like rodents” by the use of Mosquito devices which emit a sound only they can hear to deter anti-social behaviour, MSPs have been told.
Mosquito devices which emit a sound only young people can hear should be banned in Scotland, according to members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs).
A Young Scot award winner and former member of the Scottish Youth Parliament has been banned from contacting his brother after allegations he threatened to stab him.
A third of schoolgirls with mental health problems have self-harmed or attempted suicide, rising to more than half of sixth-form girls, new research has revealed.
A dance project to help young people open up about mental health is touring Tayside schools this month.
Dundee City Council has pledged to help the most vulnerable families cope with the cost of sending their children to school.