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Archive for February 2015

Forth Valley Students Take over the Parliament Restaurant

Feb. 27th 2015
Motion S4M-12478: Margaret Mitchell, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/02/2015
Forth Valley Students Take over the Parliament Restaurant
That the Parliament congratulates students from Forth Valley College on what it considers the outstanding meals and service provided on 25 February 2015 when they took over the running of the Parliament’s Members’ Restaurant; understands that guests in the restaurant that evening found the food to be of exceptionally high quality, delicious and beautifully presented and furthermore were extremely impressed by the service provided by the young people; commends Forth Valley College and all the staff involved in training these students, and wishes the young people all the best in their future careers

Posted by Felicity | in Latest news, Motions, Parliament

Tell Tale Signs

Feb. 27th 2015

Margaret recently had the opportunity to view an excellent film at a Scottish Parliament event about the long-term effects of Child Sexual Abuse, which was produced by Sue Hampson and Sitar Rose. She also therefore supported Johann Lamont’s below motion congratulating the filmmakers and would hope that the film can be distributed widely to ensure that survivors know that they can speak out.


Motion Number: S4M-12476
Lodged By: Johann Lamont
Date Lodged: 27/02/2015

Title: Tell Tale Signs

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates the filmmakers, Sue Hampson and Sitar Rose, on helping to deepen understanding of the difficulties faced by survivors of childhood sexual abuse in their film, Tell Tale Signs Parent Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse; notes that the 30-minute educational film, which premiered in 2014, was funded by Safe Space Fife, Russell Community Trust and the University of Edinburgh and arose from research conducted by Siobhan Canavan and Seamus Prior; further notes that the film focuses on five parent survivors who share intimate reflections about the effects of childhood sexual abuse, and considers that more work needs to be done to train staff who may work with survivors and raise awareness to prevent abuse happening.

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