Scotland's support service for dangerous young people to close

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Staff at Ivy project ‘devastated’ after failure to attract enough funding to maintain service

Staff at the only nationwide service offering support to Scotland’s most dangerous and troubled young people say they are devastated that it is closing at the end of October.

After the conviction in February of the teenager Aaron Campbell for the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail, staff at the Glasgow-based Interventions for Vulnerable Youth (Ivy) project spoke out about the need to support young people like him.

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