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Weak partnerships failing children in Northern Ireland
Children who find themselves in the most difficult situations are being let down by failures in partnership working – growing evidence suggests local agencies struggle to deal with complex problems
Poverty: persistence and price
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation released a report this week on the extra costs to the public purse as a consequence of poverty. Understanding some of their methodology helps put the figures in context.
Key report on health reform completed
The international panel of experts brought in to examine how best we can avoid disaster and create a solid Health and Social Care has finished its work. Now it's over to politicans - and the rest of us - the first signs are hopeful.
Consistency needed for children whose lives lack just that
Last month saw horrific revelations concerning separated children within Northern Ireland. Scope hears how implementation of already-passed legislation could make huge improvements.
Sinn Fein Assembly manifesto for 2016
We continue to look at the main party's manifestos ahead of the Assembly elections - and find that Sinn Fein's document is unsurprising.
UUP manifesto - education "the priority"
The latest major party manifesto to be released ahead of the Assembly elections comes from the UUP. Scope takes a look.
NI transport is at a crucial time – and has an opportunity
The recent consultation document on Accessible Transport appears to have forgotten about community providers – but are things that simple? Scope takes a look.
NICVA publishes manifesto ahead of elections
Election seasons is upon us and Scope will have a heavy focus on policy. This week NICVA published its own paper. We highlight their ideas.
February health summit must bring results
Next week Prof. Rafael Bengoa and his panel will meet with our major parties. Agreeing principles for health reform is vital - time is short.
Scope takes a summary view of this week's paper on how to spend the £585m set aside for mitigation of Welfare Reform.
Representative groups say Northern Ireland is not an impossible place for transgender people - but it is very difficult. Here are legislative requests from a leading support group, launched at Stormont this week.
Zero suicides is a realistic target
Fergus Cumiskey, MD of Contact NI, speaks to Scope about how a change in attitude could make huge improvements in Northern Ireland's high rate of those at risk of dying by suicide.
Northern Ireland's mental health crisis: is the worst yet to come?
Northern Ireland has the highest incidence of mental ill health in the UK and yet spends less on its prevention and treatment than anywhere else.