Last year Sandra Holmes set up Families Campaigning for Change, a group of parents whose children have struggled with addiction. Now the group is calling on the Scottish Government to provide a national helpline and out-of-hours-services it insists will save lives.
Scottish local authorities are continuing to use “traumatising and humiliating” restraint methods on children as young as five in residential care, almost two years after signing up to keep The Promise - an agreement published following the Care Review - to abolish it.
Police Scotland “lied” to the Scottish Police Authority to “cover up their failures” when questioned on its policing of two protests during COP26, alleges a report by police monitoring network Netpol and campaign group Article 11.
UK authorities must step up to evacuate those who have worked for them but are living in fear and poverty in Afghanistan, two Afghans - who are now in hiding - told The Ferret.
Parents are calling for an end to the postcode lottery on funding for primary school deferral as figures show dozens were refused by councils last year.
Homeless people must be given “more than just a roof over their heads,” say campaigners, after official figures revealed a record number died last year.
Homeless people across Scotland owe councils over £34million in “highly questionable“ charges for temporary accommodation, according to research by a Glasgow-based public law firm, which alleges local authorities may be acting unlawfully.
Pollution and environmental extractivism are devastating for human health as well as the planet, according to campaigners. As COP26 delegates return home, three activists from across the globe tell their stories.
The Ferret speaks to an activist from Haiti who was unable to get a visa for COP26, as we reveal world’s top 10 oil producing countries have sent almost twice as many delegates to climate talks as small island states.